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golding

See also: Golding

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested circa 1580; formed as gold +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

golding (plurals include the standard and regularly formed goldings, as well as the obsolete goldinges)

  1. (obsolete) A gold coin.
  2. (obsolete) A kind of apple; a goldling.
  3. (UK, North Midlands dialects) The corn marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum).
  4. (in the Kentish dialect) The ladybird (familia Coccinellidae).

ReferencesEdit

  • † Go·lding” listed on page 282 of volume IV (F and G), § ii (G) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1901]
      † Go·lding. Obs. [f. Gold¹ + -ing³. [¶] The form still occurs in north midland dialects as a name of the marigold, in Kent of the ladybird.] [¶] 1. A gold coin. [¶] c1580 Jefferie Bugbears i. i. 77 in Archiv Stud. d. neu. Spr. (1897) XCVIII. 306 His goldinges that he kepes in prison. [¶] 2. A kind of apple. (See Goldling.) [¶] 1589 Rider Eng.–Lat. Dict. s.v. Apple, Summer Goldings..Winter Goldings. 1648–60 Hexham Dutch Dict., Guldelingh, A Golding, an apple so called.
  • †ˈgolding¹” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in 1798; from the surname (Golding) of the man who developed the sub-variety (in 1790).

NounEdit

golding (plural goldings)

  1. A kind of red hop, a sub-variety of the Canterbury hop.
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ˈgolding²” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

Etymology 3Edit

gold (pyrolyse food to a golden brown) +‎ -ing

VerbEdit

golding

  1. Present participle of gold.