Gilt heads


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

1545–55; gilt1 + head Unabridged
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gilthead (ˈɡɪltˌhɛd)
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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