1. [syn: snapper, Chrysophrys auratus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gilthead \Gilt"head`\, n. (Zool.)
A marine fish. The name is applied to two species:
(a) The Pagrus auratus (syn. 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
[syn: snapper, Chrysophrys auratus]