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

Etymologies

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First attested circa 1580; formed as gold +‎ -ing.

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gold (“pyrolyse food to a golden brown”) +‎ -ing

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First attested in 1798; from the surname (Golding) of the man who developed the sub-variety (in 1790).

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