The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Goldsmith \Gold"smith`\, n. [AS. goldsmi?. See Gold., and
1. An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc.,
2. A banker. [Obs.]
Note: The goldsmiths of London formerly received money on
deposit because they were prepared to keep it safely.
Goldsmith beetle (Zool.), a large, bright yellow, American
beetle (Cotalpa lanigera), of the family