Etymology
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gilt (adj.)

"gilded," c. 1400, past participle of Middle English gilden "to gild," from Old English gyldan (see gild (v.)). Also used as a noun with a sense of "gilding" (early 15c.).

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Definitions of gilt
1
gilt (n.)
a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold;
Synonyms: gilding
2
gilt (adj.)
having the deep slightly brownish color of gold;
Synonyms: aureate / gilded / gold / golden
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