Golden Fleece
noun Date: 14th century a fleece of gold placed by the king of Colchis in a dragon-guarded grove and recovered by the Argonauts

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  • Golden fleece — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden fleece — Fleece Fleece (fl[=e]s), n. [OE. flees, AS. fle[ o]s; akin to D. flies, vlies.] 1. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time. [1913 Webster] Who shore me… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden Fleece — n. Gr. Myth. the fleece of gold that hung in a sacred grove at Colchis, guarded by a dragon until taken away by Jason and the Argonauts …   English World dictionary

  • Golden Fleece — This article is about the mythological creature. For other uses, see Golden Fleece (disambiguation). Jason returns with the Golden Fleece on an Apulian red figure calyx krater, ca. 340–330 BCE In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece (Greek:… …   Wikipedia

  • golden fleece — /goʊldən ˈflis/ (say gohlduhn flees) noun 1. the wool of Australia, when seen as the mainstay of national prosperity. –phrase 2. land of the golden fleece, Australia. {with reference to Golden Fleece} …   Australian English dictionary

  • golden-fleece — tikrasis drūtenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Pachycereus militaris), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pachycereus militaris angl. golden fleece; military cap; teddy bear cactus šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Golden Fleece —    From Greek mythology, a ram existed that had gold fleece and he could speak and fly. He was sacrificed by Phrixus, who placed the rams fleece in a grove guarded by a snake. Jason and the Argonauts went on a quest for the fleece …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Golden Fleece — Gold′en Fleece′ n. myt a fleece of gold, kept at Colchis by Aeëtes until its theft by Jason and the Argonauts …   From formal English to slang

  • Golden Fleece — noun in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts • Hypernyms: ↑sheepskin, ↑fleece …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golden Fleece — Class. Myth. a fleece of pure gold, kept at Colchis by King Aeëtes from whom it was stolen by Jason and the Argonauts with the help of Aeëtes s daughter, Medea. * * * …   Universalium

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