fool's gold
noun Date: 1872 pyrite; broadly any of various pyritic minerals resembling gold

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  • Fool's Gold — Título Amor y tesoro (Argentina, Colombia y Mexico) Como locos... a por el oro (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Andy Tennant Producción Donald De Line Bernie Goldman …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fool's gold — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fool's gold — 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

  • fool's gold — n [U] 1.) a kind of yellow metal that exists in some rocks and looks like gold 2.) something that you think will be very exciting, very attractive etc but in fact is not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fool's gold — noun uncount 1. ) a yellow metal that looks like gold 2. ) something you are very attracted to that you later find is not worth very much …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fool's gold — fool s′ gold′ n. mir iron or copper pyrites, sometimes mistaken for gold …   From formal English to slang

  • fool's gold — ► NOUN ▪ a brassy yellow mineral that can be mistaken for gold, especially pyrite …   English terms dictionary

  • fool's gold — ☆ fool s gold n. pyrite or chalcopyrite, both of which resemble gold in color …   English World dictionary

  • Fool's Gold — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Fool s Gold (littéralement l « or des fous ») est le surnom anglophone de la pyrite du fait de sa ressemblance avec ce métal précieux. Ce nom a… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fool's Gold — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ein Schatz zum Verlieben Originaltitel: Fool’s Gold Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2008 Länge: 112 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fool’s Gold — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ein Schatz zum Verlieben Originaltitel: Fool’s Gold Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2008 Länge: 112 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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