(plurals include the standard and regularly formed goldings, as well as the obsolete goldinges)
- (UK, North Midlands dialects) The corn marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum).
- (in the Kentish dialect) The ladybird (familia Coccinellidae).
First attested circa 1580; formed as gold + -ing.
- A kind of red hop, a sub-variety of the Canterbury hop.
First attested in 1798; from the surname (Golding) of the man who developed the sub-variety (in 1790).
- Present participle of gold.
gold (“pyrolyse food to a golden brown”) + -ing
- A surname.