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English → English (gcide) Definition: Gold pheasant Gold \Gold\ (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See Yellow, and cf. Gild, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A metallic element of atomic number 79, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat (melting point 1064.4[deg] C), moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.97. [1913 Webster] Note: Native gold contains usually eight to ten per cent of silver, but often much more. As the amount of silver increases, the color becomes whiter and the specific gravity lower. Gold is very widely disseminated, as in the sands of many rivers, but in very small quantity. It usually occurs in quartz veins (gold quartz), in slate and metamorphic rocks, or in sand and alluvial soil, resulting from the disintegration of such rocks. It also occurs associated with other metallic substances, as in auriferous pyrites, and is combined with tellurium in the minerals petzite, calaverite, sylvanite, etc. Pure gold is too soft for ordinary use, and is hardened by alloying with silver and copper, the latter giving a characteristic reddish tinge. [See Carat.] Gold also finds use in gold foil, in the pigment purple of Cassius, and in the chloride, which is used as a toning agent in photography. [1913 Webster] 2. Money; riches; wealth. [1913 Webster] For me, the gold of France did not seduce. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold. [1913 Webster] 4. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Age of gold. See Golden age, under Golden. Dutch gold, Fool's gold, Gold dust, etc. See under Dutch, Dust, etc. Gold amalgam, a mineral, found in Columbia and California, composed of gold and mercury. Gold beater, one whose occupation is to beat gold into gold leaf. Gold beater's skin, the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of the ox, used for separating the leaves of metal during the process of gold-beating. Gold beetle (Zo["o]l.), any small gold-colored beetle of the family Chrysomelid[ae]; -- called also golden beetle . Gold blocking, printing with gold leaf, as upon a book cover, by means of an engraved block. --Knight. Gold cloth. See Cloth of gold, under Cloth. Gold Coast, a part of the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. Gold cradle. (Mining) See Cradle, n., 7. Gold diggings, the places, or region, where gold is found by digging in sand and gravel from which it is separated by washing. Gold end, a fragment of broken gold or jewelry. Gold-end man. (a) A buyer of old gold or jewelry. (b) A goldsmith's apprentice. (c) An itinerant jeweler. ``I know him not: he looks like a gold-end man.'' --B. Jonson. Gold fever, a popular mania for gold hunting. Gold field, a region in which are deposits of gold. Gold finder. (a) One who finds gold. (b) One who empties privies. [Obs. & Low] --Swift. Gold flower, a composite plant with dry and persistent yellow radiating involucral scales, the Helichrysum St[oe]chas of Southern Europe. There are many South African species of the same genus. Gold foil, thin sheets of gold, as used by dentists and others. See Gold leaf. Gold knobs or Gold knoppes (Bot.), buttercups. Gold lace, a kind of lace, made of gold thread. Gold latten, a thin plate of gold or gilded metal. Gold leaf, gold beaten into a film of extreme thinness, and used for gilding, etc. It is much thinner than gold foil. Gold lode (Mining), a gold vein. Gold mine, a place where gold is obtained by mining operations, as distinguished from diggings, where it is extracted by washing. Cf. Gold diggings (above). Gold nugget, a lump of gold as found in gold mining or digging; -- called also a pepito. Gold paint. See Gold shell. Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant. (Zo["o]l.) See under Pheasant. Gold plate, a general name for vessels, dishes, cups, spoons, etc., made of gold. Mosaic gold. See under Mosaic. [1913 Webster] Pheasant \Pheas"ant\, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of the family Phasianid[ae], found chiefly in Asia. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pheasant, or English pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus ) is now found over most of temperate Europe, but was introduced from Asia. The ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus torquatus) and the green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor) have been introduced into Oregon. The golden pheasant (Thaumalea picta) is one of the most beautiful species. The silver pheasant (Euplocamus nychthemerus) of China, and several related species from Southern Asia, are very beautiful. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) The ruffed grouse. [Southern U.S.] [1913 Webster] Note: Various other birds are locally called pheasants, as the lyre bird, the leipoa, etc. [1913 Webster] Fireback pheasant. See Fireback. Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant (Zo["o]l.), a Chinese pheasant (Thaumalea picta), having rich, varied colors. The crest is amber-colored, the rump is golden yellow, and the under parts are scarlet. Mountain pheasant (Zo["o]l.), the ruffed grouse. [Local, U.S.] Pheasant coucal (Zo["o]l.), a large Australian cuckoo (Centropus phasianus). The general color is black, with chestnut wings and brown tail. Called also pheasant cuckoo . The name is also applied to other allied species. Pheasant duck. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The pintail. (b) The hooded merganser. Pheasant parrot (Zo["o]l.), a large and beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus Adelaidensis). The male has the back black, the feathers margined with yellowish blue and scarlet, the quills deep blue, the wing coverts and cheeks light blue, the crown, sides of the neck, breast, and middle of the belly scarlet. Pheasant's eye. (Bot.) (a) A red-flowered herb (Adonis autumnalis) of the Crowfoot family; -- called also pheasant's-eye Adonis . (b) The garden pink (Dianthus plumarius); -- called also Pheasant's-eye pink. Pheasant shell (Zo["o]l.), any marine univalve shell of the genus Phasianella, of which numerous species are found in tropical seas. The shell is smooth and usually richly colored, the colors often forming blotches like those of a pheasant. Pheasant wood. (Bot.) Same as Partridge wood (a), under Partridge. Sea pheasant (Zo["o]l.), the pintail. Water pheasant. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The sheldrake. (b) The hooded merganser. [1913 Webster]

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