Definition of fool's gold in English:

fool's gold

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[mass noun]
  • A brassy yellow mineral that can be mistaken for gold, especially pyrites.
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    • 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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