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[pee-lohn] /piˈloʊn/
noun, Southwestern U.S. (chiefly Texas) .
something extra; lagniappe.
Origin of pilon
1880-85; Americanism; < Mexican Spanish pilón literally, trough, mortar, Spanish: derivative of pila basin, trough < Latin pīla mortar Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • An urchin who was looking on offered to go and find Pre pilon.

    Sentimental Education Vol 1 Gustave Flaubert
  • A shove sent the boat adrift, and the oarsman plied it rapidly toward the pilon.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
  • pilon is the psychologist who has the most forcibly demonstrated that resemblance acts before being perceived.

    The Mind and the Brain Alfred Binet
Word Origin and History for pilon

1892, from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish pilón "sugar loaf."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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