Cotalpa lanigera
Goldsmith Gold"smith`, n. [AS. goldsmi?. See {Gold}., and {Smith}.] 1. An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold. [1913 Webster]

2. A banker. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The goldsmiths of London formerly received money on deposit because they were prepared to keep it safely. [1913 Webster]

{Goldsmith beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a large, bright yellow, American beetle ({Cotalpa lanigera}), of the family {Scarab[ae]id[ae]} [1913 Webster]


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