gold leaf


: an extremely thin sheet of gold that is used especially for gilding

Examples of gold leaf in a Sentence

a frame covered with gold leaf
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gold leaf was circa 1741

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“Gold leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

gold leaf

: a very thin sheet of gold used especially for gilding

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