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brill

 (brĭl)
n. pl. brill or brills
An edible flatfish (Scophthalmus rhombus) of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea.

[Origin unknown.]

brill

(brɪl)
n, pl brill or brills
(Animals) a European food fish, Scophthalmus rhombus, a flatfish similar to the turbot but lacking tubercles on the body: family Bothidae
[C15: probably from Cornish brӯthel mackerel, from Old Cornish brӯth speckled; related to Welsh brith spotted]

brill

(brɪl)
adj
slang Brit excellent or wonderful
[C20 shortened form of brilliant]

brill

(brɪl)

n., pl. brills, (esp. collectively) brill.
an edible European flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus.
[1475–85; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brill - European food fishbrill - European food fish      
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder - flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
Translations

brill

1 [brɪl] N (brill or brills (pl)) → rodaballo m menor

brill

2 [brɪl]
A. ADJ (Brit) (= brilliant) → genial, fenómeno
B. EXCL¡fantástico!

brill

[ˈbrɪl] adj (British)super inv

brill

1
nGlattbutt m

brill

2
adj (Brit inf) → toll (inf)

brill

[brɪl] excl (Brit) (fam) → stupendo!, fantastico!
References in classic literature ?
They serve no purpose, as they stand thus useless round the king; they produce upon me the effect of the four Evangelists who surround the face of the big clock of the palace, and which Philippe Brille has just set in order afresh.
by our Lady, I am not Philippe Brille, and I shall not gild the great vassals anew.