fool’s gold

fool’s gold

fool’s gold Word Origin noun

  1. iron or copper pyrites, sometimes mistaken for gold.

Origin of fool’s gold An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 British Dictionary definitions for fool’s gold fool’s gold noun

  1. any of various yellow minerals, esp pyrite or chalcopyrite, that can be mistaken for gold

fool’s gold in Science fool’s gold [fōōlz]

  1. Any of several minerals, especially pyrite and chalcopyrite, sometimes mistaken for gold.

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