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Argonaut (n.)

"sailor of the Argo," 1580s (Argonautic (n.)), from Argo + Greek nautes "sailor" (from PIE root *nau- "boat"). Adventurers in the California Gold Rush of 1848 were called argonauts (because they sought the golden fleece) by those who stayed home.

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Definitions of Argonaut from WordNet
1
argonaut (n.)
someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure;
2
Argonaut (n.)
(Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece;
Argonaut (n.)
cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells;
Synonyms: paper nautilus / nautilus / Argonauta argo
From wordnet.princeton.edu