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gill

noun uk   /dʒɪl/

gill noun (MEASUREMENT)

  [C] a measure of liquid that is equal to 0.142 litres or a quarter of a pint
Translations of “gill”
in Korean 아가미…
in Arabic خَيْشوم…
in French ouïes (pl.), lamelle…
in Turkish solungaç…
in Italian branchia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, (魚等水生動物的)鰓…
in Russian жабра…
in Polish skrzela…
in Spanish branquia, agalla, lamela…
in Portuguese guelra, brânquia…
in German die Kieme, die Lamelle…
in Catalan brànquia…
in Japanese (魚の)えら…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, (鱼等水生动物的)鳃…
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