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fool's gold

n.
See pyrite.
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fool's gold

n
(Minerals) any of various yellow minerals, esp pyrite or chalcopyrite, that can be mistaken for gold
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fool's′ gold′


n.
iron or copper pyrites, sometimes mistaken for gold.
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fool's gold

(fo͞olz)
Any of several minerals, especially pyrite and chalcopyrite, sometimes mistaken for gold.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fool's gold - a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow colorfool's gold - a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
atomic number 34, Se, selenium - a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Translations

fool’s gold

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