Meaning of gilthead in English:

gilthead

Pronunciation /ˈɡɪlthɛd/

noun

  • Any of several marine fishes having golden markings on the head; especially a bream of the Mediterranean and north-east Atlantic, Sparus aurata.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Elyot (c1490–1546), humanist and diplomat. From gilt + head.