a brilliant golden scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, of Europe.
any of various scarabaeid beetles that have a metallic golden lustre, esp the rose chafer
noun 1. a monetary system with gold of specified weight and fineness as the unit of value. noun 1. a monetary system in which the unit of currency is defined with reference to gold 2. the supreme example of something against which others are judged or measured: the current gold standard for breast cancer detection […]
noun 1. a gold-colored star displayed, as on a service flag, to indicate that a member of one’s family, organization, or the like, was killed in war as a member of the armed forces. 2. Informal.
Goldstein Gold·stein (gōld’stēn), Joseph Leonard. Born 1940. American biochemist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
noun, (in England) 1. the gilded rod carried on state occasions by certain members of the royal household. 2. the bearer of it. noun (sometimes not capitals) 1. a gilt rod carried by the colonel of the Life Guards or the captain of the gentlemen-at-arms 2. the bearer of this rod