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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large medal.
  • n. An emblem of registration for a taxicab.
  • n. Any of various large ancient Greek coins.
  • n. Something resembling a large medal, as:
  • n. An oval or circular design used as decoration.
  • n. A painting or an engraving set in an oval or circular frame.
  • n. A circular portion of food, especially a boneless cut of meat: medallions of veal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large medal, usually decorative.
  • n. A cut of meat resembling a medallion.
  • n. A round or oval frame (often made of Stucco) which contains a plastic or pictorial decoration of a facade, an interior, a piece of furniture or equipment.
  • n. A circular certificate used in some places to register a vehicle, especially a taxicab.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large medal or memorial coin.
  • n. A circular or oval (or, sometimes, square) tablet bearing a figure or figures represented in relief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A medal of large size.
  • n. Anything resembling the classical medallion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)
  • n. any of various large ancient Greek coins
  • n. an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
  • n. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Etymologies

French médaillon, from Italian medaglione, augmentative of medaglia, medal, from Old Italian; see medal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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