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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fabled king of Phrygia to whom Dionysus gave the power of turning to gold all that he touched.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of marmosets, typical of the family Mididæ.
  • noun In entomology, the typical genus of Mididæ or Midasidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of longeared South American monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See marmoset.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin Midās, from Greek.]

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