Golden rose(R. C. Ch.), a gold or gilded rose blessed by the pope on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and sent to some church or person in recognition of special services rendered to the Holy See.Golden rule. (a) The rule of doing as we would have others do to us. Cf. Luke vi. 31. (b) The rule of proportion, or rule of three.Golden samphire(Bot.), a composite plant found on the seashore of Europe.Golden saxifrage(Bot.), a low herb with yellow flowers (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium), blossoming in wet places in early spring. - - Golden seal(Bot.), a perennial ranunculaceous herb with a thick knotted rootstock and large rounded leaves.Golden sulphide, or sulphuret, of antimony(Chem.), the pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or orange yellow powder.Golden warbler(Zoöl.), a common American wood warbler (Dendroica æstiva); — called also blue-eyed yellow warbler, garden warbler, and summer yellow bird.Golden wasp(Zoöl.), a bright- colored hymenopterous insect, of the family Chrysididæ. The colors are golden, blue, and green.Golden wedding. See under Wedding.

(Gold"en-eye`) n. (Zoöl.) A duck found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (G. Islandica) is less common.

(God"en*ly), adv. In golden terms or a golden manner; splendidly; delightfully. [Obs.] Shak.

(Gold"en-rod`) n. (Bot.) A tall herb bearing yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.

Golden-rod tree(Bot.), a shrub a native of the Canary Isles.

(Gold"finch`) n. [AS. goldfinc. See Gold, and Finch.] (Zoöl.) (a) A beautiful bright- colored European finch The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; — called also goldspink, goldie, fool's coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William. (b) The yellow- hammer. (c) A small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.

The name is also applied to other yellow finches, esp. to several additional American species of Spinus.

(Gold"fin`ny) n. (Zoöl.) One of two or more species of European labroid fishes (Crenilabrus melops, and Ctenolabrus rupestris); — called also goldsinny, and goldney.

(Gold"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); — so named from its color. It is a native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope. (b) A California marine fish of an orange or red color; the garibaldi.

(Gold"-ham`mer) n. The yellow- hammer.

(Gold"ie) n. [From Gold.] (Zoöl.) (a) The European goldfinch. (b) The yellow- hammer.

(Gold"i*locks`) n. Same as Goldylocks.

(Gold"in Gold"ing) n. (Bot.) [From the golden color of the blossoms.] A conspicuous yellow flower, commonly the corn marigold [This word is variously corrupted into gouland, gools, gowan, etc.]

(Gold"less) a. Destitute of gold.

(Gold"ney) n. (Zoöl.) See Gilthead.

(Gold"seed`) n. (Bot.) Dog's-tail grass.

(Zoöl.) See Baltimore oriole, in Vocab.

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