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

  • noun Any of several North American beetles, especially Charidotella sexpunctata, having a golden metallic luster.
  • noun A supporter of the gold standard.
  • noun A speculator in or a purchaser of gold.

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  • noun finance A person with a particularly great enthusiasm for investing in gold (the metal), an enthusiasm which to others is likely to seem excessive, especially if gold prices are stagnant or falling.


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