noun (pl) -nies
any of various small European wrasses, esp the brightly coloured Ctenolabrus rupestris Also called goldfinny
noun 1. a brilliant golden scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, of Europe. noun 1. 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.