- covered with gold; gilded
- (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- golden or gilded.
- characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.
- Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold, equivalent. to Latin aure(us) golden, of gold (aur(um) gold + -eus adjective, adjectival suffix) + -ātus -ate1
- late Middle English aureat 1400–50