also britt noun Etymology: perhaps from Cornish brȳthel mackerel Date: 1851 minute marine animals (as crustaceans and pteropods) on which right whales feed

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  • brit — [brit] pl.n. sing. brit [Cornish < OCelt brith, varicolored; akin to Cornish bruit, speckled] 1. the young of the herring and some other fishes 2. small sea animals, esp. certain crustaceans, as copepods, eaten by the baleen whales and many… …   English World dictionary

  • Brit — Brit, Britt Britt, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The young of the common herring; also, a small species of herring; the sprat. (b) The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • brit — /brit/, n. 1. the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales. 2. the young of herring and sprat. Also, britt. [1595 1605; perh. < Cornish brythel mackerel; akin to Old Cornish bryth, Welsh brith speckled] * * * …   Universalium

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