Billon vs Sillon - What's the difference?

billon | sillon |


As nouns the difference between billon and sillon

is that billon is any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc while sillon is (military|historical) a work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.

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.
  • sillon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military, historical) A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.
  • (Crabb)
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