britt

[ brit ]
/ brɪt /

noun, plural (especially collectively) britt, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) britts.

a turbot of northeastern Atlantic seas.

Origin of britt

see origin at brit

Definition for britt (2 of 2)

brit

or britt

[ brit ]
/ brɪt /

noun

the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales.
the young of herring and sprat.

Origin of brit

1595–1605; perhaps < Cornish brȳthel mackerel; akin to Old Cornish brȳth, Welsh brith speckled
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British Dictionary definitions for britt (1 of 3)

brit

/ (brɪt) /

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales

Word Origin for brit

C17: perhaps from Cornish brӯthel mackerel; see brill

British Dictionary definitions for britt (2 of 3)

Brit

1
/ (brɪt) /

noun

informal a British person

British Dictionary definitions for britt (3 of 3)

Brit

2

abbreviation for

Britain
British
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