Translation of gill in Spanish:

gill

n

  • 1 /dʒɪl/ medida para líquidos equivalente a la cuarta parte de una pinta o 0,142 l
  • 2 /gɪl/ 2.1 [Zool] agalla (f), branquia (f) to go green about the gills ponerse* (blanco) como un or el papel 2.2 (of mushroom) laminilla (f)
    More example sentences
    • Some others, like the Siamese fighting fish, are capable of breathing air in addition to extracting oxygen from the water with their gills.
    • When you see an aquarium fish gulping water, or ‘making a gookie,’ you will also see the gill cover opening and the gills fluttering, as water is drawn over the gills and the fish breathes.
    • To make matters worse, fish have large respiratory membranes, the gills, which expose a huge amount of surface area to the watery medium.

Definition of gill in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rosca
f
thread …
Cultural fact of the day

Catalán is the language of Catalonia. Like Castilian, Catalan is a Romance language. Variants of it include mallorquín of the Balearic Islands and valenciano spoken in the autonomous region of Valencia. Banned under Franco, Catalan has enjoyed a revival since Spain's return to democracy and now has around 11 million speakers. It is the medium of instruction in schools and universities and its use is widespread in business, the arts, and the media. Many books are published in Catalan. See also lenguas cooficiales.