Gilt"head` (?), n. Zool.
A marine fish
. The name is applied to two species: (a)
The Pagrus, or Chrysophrys, auratus, a valuable food fish common in the Mediterranean (so named from its golden-colored head); -- called also giltpoll
The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; -- called also golden maid, conner, sea partridge.
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