gold leaf


Definition of 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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First Known Use of gold leaf

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Gold leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gold leaf

: a very thin sheet of gold used especially to decorate a surface

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