- A(braham) A(rden),1874–1948, U.S. psychoanalyst and author, born in Austria.
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- 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
- British slang excellent or wonderful
C20 shortened form of brilliant
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Word Origin and History for a a brill
kind of flat fish, late 15c., of unknown origin.
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