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noun, plural gold·fields.
  1. any of several Californian, composite herbs of the genus Lasthenia, having yellow flowers.
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Origin of goldfields

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; gold + field + -s3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Wealth was to be gained in other and surer ways than by groping for it in the goldfields.

    Australian Writers

    Desmond Byrne

  • Life on the Australian goldfields, though wild, was not unruly.

  • Doubtless on the Western goldfields of America, “lynching” would have been his portion.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • People get to a very casual way of doing things on the goldfields.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • It came to Australasia not only from the original settlers but also from the rushes to the goldfields.

    G. H. Q.

    Frank Fox