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

. (b)

The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; -- called also golden maid, conner, sea partridge.

 

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