Golden Fleece

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Golden Fleece

n. Greek Mythology
The fleece of the golden ram, stolen by Jason and the Argonauts from the king of Colchis.

Golden Fleece

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the fleece of a winged ram that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where he sacrificed it to Zeus. Phrixus gave the fleece to King Aeëtes who kept it in a sacred grove, whence Jason and the Argonauts stole it with the help of Aeëtes' daughter. See also Phrixus

Gold′en Fleece′


n.
a fleece of gold, kept at Colchis by Aeëtes until its theft by Jason and the Argonauts.
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Noun1.Golden Fleece - in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragonGolden Fleece - 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
sheepskin, fleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
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