ETYM Old Eng. bratt coarse garnment, AS. bratt cloak, from the Celtic; cf. W. brat clout, rag, Gael. brat cloak, apron, rag, Irish brat cloak; properly then, a child's bib or clout; hence, a child.
1. A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib.
2. (Pejorative) A child; an offspring.
Sinonimi: Scophthalmus rhombus
ETYM Cf. Corn. brilli mackerel, from brith streaked, speckled.
European food fish; SYN. Scophthalmus rhombus.
A European flatfish (Scophthalmus rhombus syn. Bothus rhombus of the family Bothidae); broadly; turbot.
1. The buttocks.
2. Thick end of the handle; SYN. butt end.
3. The small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking); SYN. stub.
4. A victim of ridicule or pranks; SYN. goat, laughingstock, stooge.
5. A large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons).
Any of an order (Rajiformes) of usually marine cartilaginous fishes (as stingrays and skates) having the body flattened dorsoventrally, the eyes on the upper surface, and enlarged pectoral fins fused with the head
Cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins.
Any of several orders (especially Ragiformes) of cartilaginous fishes with a flattened body, winglike pectoral fins, and a whiplike tail.
Species include the stingray, for example the Southern stingray Dasyatis americana, which has a serrated, poisonous spine on the tail, and the torpedo fish.
Large, edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins.
Any of a family (Rajidae, especially genus Raja) of rays with the pectoral fins greatly developed giving the fish a flat diamond shape
Any of several species of flatfish of the ray group. The common skate Raja batis is up to 1.8 m/6 ft long and grayish, with black specks. Its egg cases (“mermaids’ purses”) are often washed ashore by the tide.
Large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds.
Sinonimi: Psetta maxima
ETYM French; -- probably so named from its shape, and from Latin turbo a top, a whirl.
Any of various flatfishes of the flounder group prized as food, especially Scophthalmus maximus found in European waters. It grows up to 1 m/3 ft long and weighs up to 14 kg/30 lb. It is brownish above and whitish underneath.
1. A large brownish European flatfish; SYN. Psetta maxima.
2. Flesh of a large European flatfish.