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A British person.
britalso britt (brĭt)
1. The young of herring and similar fish.
2. Minute marine organisms, such as crustaceans of the genus Calanus, that are a major source of food for right whales.
[Perhaps from Cornish brȳthel, mackerel (from Old Cornish breithil, from *breith, speckled) or from Welsh brithyll, trout (from brith, speckled).]
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n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Animals) the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
2. (Animals) minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
[C17: perhaps from Cornish brӯthel mackerel; see brill]
(Peoples) informal a British person
1. (Placename) Britain
2. (Peoples) British
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plankton consisting of tiny marine copepods, eaten by whalebone whales.
[1595–1605; perhaps < Cornish brȳthel mackerel]
[1900–05; by shortening]
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|Noun||1.||Brit - a native or inhabitant of Great Britain|
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
patrial - a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)
|2.||brit - the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish|
young fish - a fish that is young
|3.||brit - minute crustaceans forming food for right whales|
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Brit[brɪt] N → británico/a m/f; (loosely) → inglés/esa m/f
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Brit[ˈbrɪt] n abbr (=British person) → Britannique mf
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Brit[brɪt] n abbr (fam) =Briton → inglese m/f
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