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Definition of "brit" []

  • The young of herring and similar fish. (noun)
  • Minute marine organisms, such as crustaceans of the genus Calanus, that are a major source of food for right whales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brit" in a sentence
  • "The other wrong answer: if you were a book, who would most likely read you? students in brit lit I (middle english to 1600)"
  • "Adler also regards this marriage ceremony, called brit ha-ahuvim (covenant of the loved ones), as appropriate for both heterosexual and same-sex couples."
  • "In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called brit is to be found, the aliment of the right whale."