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British Brit"ish (br[i^]t"[i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster]

{British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold water, formed by heating dry starch at a temperature of about 600[deg] Fahr. It corresponds, in its properties, to dextrin, and is used, in solution, as a substitute for gum in stiffering goods.

{British lion}, the national emblem of Great Britain.

{British seas}, the four seas which surround Great Britain. [1913 Webster]


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  • British gum — British Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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