The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
British \Brit"ish\ (br[i^]t"[i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc,
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[deg] 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.