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gilthead

[gilt-hed]
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noun
  1. any of several marine fishes having gold markings, as a sparid, Sparus auratus, of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Origin of gilthead

First recorded in 1545–55; gilt1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for gilthead

gilthead

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