Definition of Brill

1. Noun. European food fish.

Exact synonyms: Scophthalmus Rhombus
Generic synonyms: Lefteye Flounder, Lefteyed Flounder



Definition of Brill

1. n. A fish allied to the turbot (Rhombus levis), much esteemed in England for food; -- called also bret, pearl, prill. See Bret.

Definition of Brill

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. A type of flatfish, ''Scophthalmus rhombus''. ¹

3. Adjective. (UK slang) Wonderful, clever, amusing. Denotes approval of the noun it is applied to, comparable to "cool". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brill

1. an edible flatfish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Brill

1. A fish allied to the turbot (Rhombus levis), much esteemed in England for food. Synonym: bret, pearl, prill. See Bret. Origin: Cf. Corn. Brilli mackerel, fr. Brith streaked, speckled. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brill

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brilliant rummynose tetra
brilliant rummynose tetras
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Literary usage of Brill

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1. The Keepsake for by Frederic Mansel Reynolds, Caroline Sheridan Norton, Marguerite Blessington, Emmeline Stuart-Wortley, Marguerite A. Power (1857)
"This brill no flat or flabby fish is, No toothsome meal for gourmands nice, To be served up on china dishes, Or cut up with a silver slice. ..."

2. Reports of the Decisions of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York by New York (State). Court of Appeals, Austin Abbott (1878)
"brill. September, 1867. Affirming 36 .Bar*. 488. The statute (1 RS 5-1) imposing penalties for encroachments on the public highways, applies only to such as ..."

3. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1908)
"French brill Company Organized COMPAGNIE JG brill, 14 Place de Laborde, Paris, France, has been organized to handle the business of the JG brill Company, ..."

4. Winter in the South of Europe: Or, Mentone, the Riviera, Corsica, Sicily by James Henry Bennet (1865)
"Sunshine—clouds 2—mild—gale at night brill . sunshine—blue sky—very fine. ... brill , sunshine—clouds thick, driving away before NW winds—black on horizon. ..."

5. A Student's History of England, from the Earliest Times to 1885: From the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1891)
"The Seizure of brill, and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. 1572. ... In 1572 a party of these seized brill and laid the foundations of the Dutch Republic. ..."

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