gold bug


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gold bug

also gold·bug (gŏld′bŭg′)
n.
1. Any of several North American beetles, especially Charidotella sexpunctata, having a golden metallic luster. Also called gold beetle.
2. A supporter of the gold standard.
3. A speculator in or a purchaser of gold.
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