(Zoöl.) See Baltimore oriole, in Vocab. 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.
Golden-rod tree (Bot.), a shrub a native of the Canary Isles.
(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.
(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,
(Gold"less) a. Destitute of gold.
(Gold"ney) n. (Zoöl.) See Gilthead.
(Gold"seed`) n. (Bot.) Dog's-tail grass.