black gold

noun
: a dark-colored product containing gold or resembling gold in value: as

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petroleum.
[1905-10]

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black gold noun (informal)
Oil
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Main Entry:black

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black gold UK US noun [uncountable] informal
oil found underground, considered as a valuable product that will make you rich
Thesaurus: oil used as fuel and in chemical productshyponym

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black gold,
U.S. Informal.
1. = petroleum (Cf.petroleum); oil. (Cf.oil)
2. = rubber. (Cf.rubber)

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n. informal petroleum

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noun [noncount]
informal :petroleum, ↑oil

After months of drilling, they finally hit/struck black gold.

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ˌblack ˈgold 7 [black gold] noun uncountable (NAmE, informal)
oil

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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