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  • n. A gold coin.
  • n. A kind of apple; a goldling.
  • n. The corn marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum).
  • n. The ladybird (familia Coccinellidae).
  • n. A kind of red hop, a sub-variety of the Canterbury hop.
  • v. Present participle of gold.


First attested circa 1580; formed as gold +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)
First attested in 1798; from the surname (Golding) of the man who developed the sub-variety (in 1790). (Wiktionary)
gold (“pyrolyse food to a golden brown”) +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)



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