from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fleece of the golden ram, stolen by Jason and the Argonauts from the king of Colchis.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology A magical fleece from a winged ram guarded by the hydra in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts.
  • proper noun heraldry A chivalric order founded in 1430 by Duke Philip III of Burgundy.

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  • noun in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts


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