Golden Fleece


: a fleece of gold placed by the king of Colchis in a dragon-guarded grove and recovered by the Argonauts

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Golden Fleece was in the 14th century

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“Golden Fleece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Golden Fleece

: a treasure in the form of a fleece of gold placed in a grove guarded by dragons and sought and recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
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