Goldsmith beetle
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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  • goldsmith beetle — n. ☆ 1. a large, bright yellow American scarab beetle (Cotalpa lanigera) that feeds on tree foliage 2. a shiny, golden yellow European scarab beetle (Cetonia aurata) …   English World dictionary

  • goldsmith beetle — noun : any of several large bright yellow scarabaeid beetles with adults that feed on foliage and larvae that live in the soil and feed on roots: as a. : a widely distributed European beetle (Cetonia aurata) b. : a No. American beetle (Cotalpa… …   Useful english dictionary

  • goldsmith beetle — a brilliant golden scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, of Europe. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • goldsmith beetle — /ˈgoʊldsmɪθ bitl/ (say gohldsmith beetl) noun either of two scarabaeid beetles of a metallic golden colour, Cetonia aurata of Europe or Cotalpa lanigera of North America …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree beetle — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gold beetle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden beetle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goldsmithbeetle — goldsmith beetle n. Either of two scarabaeid beetles (Cotalpa lanigera or Cetonia aurata) having metallic greenish yellow coloring. * * * …   Universalium

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