gilthead

[gilt-hed]

noun

any of several marine fishes having gold markings, as a sparid, Sparus auratus, of the Mediterranean Sea.

Nearby words

  1. gilson,
  2. gilsonite,
  3. gilt,
  4. gilt bronze,
  5. gilt-edged,
  6. gilyak,
  7. gimbal,
  8. gimbals,
  9. gimbel,
  10. gimcrack

Origin of gilthead

First recorded in 1545–55; gilt1 + head

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British Dictionary definitions for gilthead

gilthead

noun

a sparid fish, Sparus aurata, of Mediterranean and European Atlantic waters, having a gold-coloured band between the eyes
any similar or related fish
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