Definitions for galloongəˈlun
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc.
Origin of galloon:
1595–1605; < MF galon, OF galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, der. of galegala
A braided trimming with bullion thread, used on men's coats in the eighteenth century, on women's apparel in the nineteenth, and on such furnishings as draperies or cushions.
Origin: From galonner ('to braid').
a narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., -- sometimes made ornamental
a similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace