Could anyone please enlighten me on the meaning of "bullion" and/or
gold "bullion"? And ..how is this word pronounced?
Irina, nobody does it better than Merriam-Webster (except the OED):
Pronunciation: 'bul-y&n, -"y=E4n
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, mint
1 a : gold or silver considered as so much metal; specifically :
uncoined gold or silver in bars or ingots b : metal in the mass
2 : lace, braid, or fringe of gold or silver threads
James in SoFl going to make some boullion for soup.