from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fabled king of Phrygia to whom Dionysus gave the power of turning to gold all that he touched.
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- proper n. A king who sought and was for a while granted the cherished but subtly dangerous magical power to turn anything he touched into gold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of longeared South American monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See marmoset.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of marmosets, typical of the family Mididæ.
- n. In entomology, the typical genus of Mididæ or Midasidæ.
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- n. (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Latin Midās, from Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)