gold·​field | \ˈgōl(d)-ˌfēld \

Definition of goldfield 

: a gold-mining district

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Dulce was referring to the pretty and innocent-looking pink plant called purple owl's clover, which uses its roots to suck food from the California goldfields, as Native Seed Farm stewardship coordinator Rachel Lambert explained to the children. Greg Hardesty,, "Children get off their gadgets at Irvine Ranch Conservancy," 26 Apr. 2018 But also owl’s clover, lupine, goldfield, cream cups and coreopsis. Angela Hill, The Mercury News, "Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert," 9 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of goldfield

1851, in the meaning defined above

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