one of a French breed of large spaniels developed as a game pointer, having a reddish-brown and white or orange and white coat.
having hardness and rigidity but little tensile strength; breaking readily with a comparatively smooth fracture, as glass. easily damaged or destroyed; fragile; frail: a brittle marriage. lacking warmth, sensitivity, or compassion; aloof; self-centered: a self-possessed, cool, and rather brittle person. having a sharp, tense quality: a brittle tone of voice. unstable or impermanent; evanescent. a […]
noun the nontechnical name for osteogenesis imperfecta
brittle bones Historical Examples Hope Hathaway Frances Parker McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 6, October, 1908 Various Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
any of several composite plants of the genus Encelia, of desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having alternate leaves and yellow ray flowers with a yellow or purple center.