brasse

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See also: Brasse and brassé

English[edit]

A brasse
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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a transposition of barse; but compare German Brasse the bream, and English bream.

Noun[edit]

brasse (plural brasses)

  1. A spotted European freshwater fish Sander lucioperca, resembling a perch.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin (tēnsa) bracchia ((outstretched) arms).

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Noun[edit]

brasse f (plural brasses)

  1. fathom (unit of measure)
  2. (swimming) stroke
  3. (swimming) breaststroke
    le 100 mètres à la brasse — 100 metre breaststroke (event)

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