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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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

  • n. (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold

Etymologies

Latin Midās, from Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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