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fool's gold Syllabification: fool's gold
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞olz ˌɡōld/

Definition of fool's gold in English:


A brassy yellow mineral, especially pyrite, that can be mistaken for gold.
Example sentences
  • But beware lest you mistake fool's gold for the real thing.
  • The latter mineral, a sulphide of iron, has a shiny metallic lustre and was often mistaken for gold itself: it is the infamous fool's gold.
  • But remember, as Rumi said: There is fool's gold because there is real gold.
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