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1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
2. Having the colour of gold; as, the golden grain.
3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions. Golden age. The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver, bronze, and iron ages.
a tribe of mongolian tartars who overran and settled in southern Russia early in the 18th century. Golden Legend, a hagiology (the Aurea Legenda) written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled. Golden marcasite tin. Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation. Angels guard him in the golden mean. (Pope) golden mole, a bright-coloured hymenopterous insect, of the family Chrysididae. The colours are golden, blue, and green. Golden wedding. See wedding.
Origin: oe. Golden; cf. Oe. Gulden, as. Gylden, from gold. See gold, and cf. Guilder.

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