Gold"smith` (?), n. [AS. goldsmi. See Gold., and Smith.]

1.

An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold.

2.

A banker.

[Obs.]

⇒ The goldsmiths of London formerly received money on deposit because they were prepared to keep it safely.

Goldsmith beetle Zool., a large, bright yellow, American beetle (Cotalpa lanigera), of the family Scarabaeidae

 

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