See also: Golding



Etymology 1Edit

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


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. (Britain, North Midlands dialects) The corn marigold (Glebionis segetum).
  4. (in the Kent dialect) The ladybird (family Coccinellidae).


  • † 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).


golding (plural goldings)

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


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

Etymology 3Edit

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



  1. present participle of gold