Definitions for pactoluspækˈtoʊ ləs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands.
Category: Geography (places)
A river, formerly an important feature of ancient Lydia and said to contain gold; now rising and emptying in modern Turkey.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a small river of Lydia, famous for the gold contained in its sand, due, it was alleged, to Midas washing the gold off him in its waters, and the alleged source of the wealth of Croesus; its modern name is Sarabat. See Midas.