Argonaut Ar"go*naut, n. [L. Argonauta, Gr. ?; ? + ? sailor, ? ship. See {Argo}.] 1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta. [1913 Webster]

2. One of those who went to California in search of gold shortly after it was discovered there in 1848. [U. S.] --Bret Harte. [1913 Webster]

The ``Argonauts of '49'' were a strong, self-reliant, generous body of men. --D. S. Jordan. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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