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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A rich or plentiful source of something desired.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mine for gold ore or metal.
  • n. A very profitable economic venture.
  • n. A plentiful stockpile of something sought after.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a place where gold is obtained by mining operations, as distinguished from diggings, where it is extracted by washing. Cf. Gold diggings (above).
  • n. a rich source of wealth or other good; same as Mine 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place whore gold is or may be mined.
  • n. Anything productive of great wealth.

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

  • n. a good source of something that is desired
  • n. a mine where gold ore is found
  • n. a good source of something that is desired
  • n. a mine where gold ore is found

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