bullion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French billion, bullion melting house, bullion, probably blend of Middle French bille ingot, piece of money (from Old French, log) and Anglo-French *bulliun, buillun cauldron, from Old French boillon froth on boiling liquid, broth — more at billet, bouillon Date: 14th century 1. a. gold or silver considered as so much metal; specifically uncoined gold or silver in bars or ingots b. metal in the mass <
lead bullion
>
2. lace, braid, or fringe of gold or silver threads

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  • Bullion — Bul lion (b[.u]l y[u^]n), n. [Cf. OE. bullyon a hook used for fastening the dress, a button, stud, an embossed ornament of various kinds, e. g., on the cover of a book, on bridles or poitrels, for purses, for breeches and doublets, LL. bullio the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullion — bul‧lion [ˈbʊljən] noun [uncountable] FINANCE bars of gold, silver, or platinum of an officially approved quality, valued by weight rather than what they would be worth as coins: • The price of gold bullion remains a sensitive index of confidence …   Financial and business terms

  • Bullion — (engl., spr. būlljön), in England und Nordamerika das ungeprägte Edelmetall (Gold, Silber) in Gestalt von Stäben und Barren (s.d.). B. Ausschuß (Bullion committee, spr. tĭ), ein in England 1810 zur Untersuchung der Währungsverhältnisse… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bullion — early 15c., uncoined gold or silver, from Anglo Norm. bullion bar of precious metal, also place where coins are made, mint, perhaps, through the notion of melting, from O.Fr. boillir to boil, from L. bullire boil. But perhaps it is rather from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bullion — Bullion. См. Веркблей. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • Bullion — (engl. Bulljon), der engl. Name für Gold und Silber in Barren. wie es bei der engl. Bank liegt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • bullion — ► NOUN ▪ gold or silver in bulk before coining. ORIGIN Old French bouillon, based on Latin bullire to boil …   English terms dictionary

  • bullion — bullion1 [bool′yən] n. [ME (? via Du bulioen) < OFr billon, small coin, alloy of copper with silver < bille, a stick, bar: see BILLET2] 1. gold and silver regarded as raw material 2. gold or silver in the form of ingots, bars, or sometimes… …   English World dictionary

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