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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brit·ish a.  Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
 British gum, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold water, formed by heating dry starch at a temperature of about 600° Fahr. It corresponds, in its properties, to dextrin, and is used, in solution, as a substitute for gum in stiffering goods.
 British lion, the national emblem of Great Britain.
 British seas, the four seas which surround Great Britain.