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gilthead


gilthead


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gilthead  \Gilt"head`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}.