noun Classical Mythology.
a fleece of pure gold, kept at Colchis by King Aeëtes from whom it was stolen by Jason and the Argonauts with the help of Aeëtes's daughter, Medea.
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The man was elegantly dressed; he wore the order of the Golden-Fleece, and a medal on his coat.The Thirteen
Honore de Balzac
Greek myth the fleece of a winged ram that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where he sacrificed it to Zeus. Phrixus gave the fleece to King Aeëtes who kept it in a sacred grove, whence Jason and the Argonauts stole it with the help of Aeëtes' daughterSee also Phrixus
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