Definition of brill in English:



  • A European flatfish that resembles a turbot.

    • ‘Here the lettuce is wilted in chicken stock and served as a brothy bed for a fine white fish such as brill.’
    • ‘A difficult matter, lots of choice - from braised oxtail to brill - and everything sounded so delicious’
    • ‘For the main, the Gardener had the roasted brill with scallops, leek risotto with barolo sauce.’
    • ‘The lakes, rivers and bay all combine to provide the choicest seafood - brill, turbot and trout.’
    • ‘The roasted brill with artichokes and baby potato gratin sounded particularly good.’


Late 15th century: of unknown origin.