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

  • n. Any of several North American beetles, especially Metriona bicolor, having a golden metallic luster. Also called gold beetle.
  • n. A supporter of the gold standard.
  • n. A speculator in or a purchaser of gold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person with a particularly great enthusiasm for investing in gold (the metal), an enthusiasm which to others is likely to seem excessive, especially if gold prices are stagnant or falling.

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