gold leaf

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noun

gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding.

Nearby words

  1. gold farming,
  2. gold fever,
  3. gold field,
  4. gold fixing,
  5. gold foil,
  6. gold medal,
  7. gold mine,
  8. gold mining,
  9. gold note,
  10. gold plate

Origin of gold leaf

First recorded in 1720–30

Related formsgold-leaf, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gold leaf

gold leaf

noun

very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
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