Medallion



[muh-dal-yuh n] /məˈdæl yən/

noun
1.
a large medal.
2.
anything resembling a medal in form, used as an ornament, in a design, etc.
3.
a permit issued by a governmental agency to operate a taxicab, usually represented by a small metal identification disk displayed on the taxi.
4.
Architecture.

5.
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/mɪˈdæljən/
noun
1.
a large medal
2.
an oval or circular decorative device resembling a medal, usually bearing a portrait or relief moulding, used in architecture and textile design
n.

1650s, from French médaillon (17c.), from Italian medaglione “large medal,” augmentative of medaglia (see medal).

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