Billow vs Billon - What's the difference?

billow | billon |


As nouns the difference between billow and billon

is that billow is a large wave, swell, surge, or undulating mass of something, such as water, smoke, fabric or sound while billon is any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.

As a verb billow

is to surge or roll in billows.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

billow

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large wave, swell, surge, or undulating mass of something, such as water, smoke, fabric or sound
  • * Cowper
  • whom the winds waft where'er the billows roll
  • * 18?? , :
  • And the brooklet has found the billow / Though they flowed so far apart.
  • * 1922 , :
  • Have the swirling sands engulfed them, on a noon of storm when the desert rose like the sea, and rolled its tawny billows on the walled gardens of the green and fragrant lands?

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To surge or roll in billows
  • * 1920 , , The Understanding Heart , Chapter II:
  • During the preceding afternoon a heavy North Pacific fog had blown in … Scudding eastward from the ocean, it had crept up and over the redwood-studded crests of the Coast Range mountains,
  • To swell out or bulge
  • References

    billon

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia billon) (en noun)
  • Any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.