bream

Definitions of bream
  1. noun
    any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
    synonyms: sea bream
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    Brama raii, pomfret
    deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food
    porgy
    important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide
    European sea bream, Pagellus centrodontus
    food fish of European coastal waters
    Archosargus rhomboidalis, Atlantic sea bream
    sea bream of warm Atlantic waters
    Chrysophrys australis, black bream
    important dark-colored edible food and game fish of Australia
    Pagrus pagrus, red porgy
    food fish of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and America
    Calamus penna, sheepshead porgy
    from Florida and Bahamas to Brazil
    Stenotomus chrysops, northern porgy, northern scup, scup
    found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish
    Stenotomus aculeatus, scup, southern porgy, southern scup
    porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
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    percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
    any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
  2. noun
    flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    synonyms: sea bream
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    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
  3. noun
    any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis
    synonyms: freshwater bream
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    Abramis brama, European bream
    European freshwater fish having a flattened body and silvery scales; of little value as food
    Lepomis macrochirus, bluegill
    important edible sunfish of eastern and central United States
    Lepomis punctatus, spotted sunfish, stumpknocker
    inhabits streams from South Carolina to Florida; esteemed panfish
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    centrarchid, sunfish
    small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
  4. noun
    flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    synonyms: freshwater bream
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    freshwater fish
    flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
  5. verb
    clean (a ship's bottom) with heat
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    clean, make clean
    make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
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