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

  • n. Greek Mythology The fleece of the golden ram, stolen by Jason and the Argonauts from the king of Colchis.

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  • proper n. A magical fleece from a winged ram guarded by the hydra in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts.
  • proper n. A chivalric order founded in 1430 by Duke Philip III of Burgundy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; -- called also Toison d'Or.
  • n. See under Golden.

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

  • n. in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts


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