From the second edition (1989):
[f. gold1 + -ing3.
The form still occurs in north midland dialects as a name of the marigold, in Kent of the ladybird.]

1. A gold coin.

c1580 J. Jeffere Bugbears i. i. 77 in Archiv Stud. d. neu. Spr. (1897) XCVIII. 306 His goldinges that he kepes in prison.

2. A kind of apple. (See goldling.)

1589 Rider Eng.-Lat. Dict. s.v. Apple, Summer Goldings‥Winter Goldings. 1648–60 Hexham Dutch Dict., Guldelingh, A Golding, an apple so called.