from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gold occurring naturally in a state of fine subdivision.—
  • noun A plant, Alyssum saxatile, so called from the profusion of its small yellow flowers. Also called goldbasket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Gold in the form of very small pieces, or flour gold.
  • noun figuratively Anything of great value.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining


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