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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.]
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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]
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brill

(brɪl)

n., pl. brills, (esp. collectively) brill.
an edible European flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus.
[1475–85; of uncertain orig.]
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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
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Translations

brill

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

brill

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

[ˈbrɪl] adj (British)super inv
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brill

1
nGlattbutt m

brill

2
adj (Brit inf) → toll (inf)
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brill

[brɪl] excl (Brit) (fam) → stupendo!, fantastico!
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