bream

Primary Meanings of bream

1.
n
any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
2.
n
any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis
3.
v
clean (a ship's bottom) with heat
Full Definitions of bream
1

n any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae

Synonyms:
sea bream
Types:
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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
Type of:
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

n flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae

Synonyms:
sea bream
Type of:
saltwater fish
flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2

n 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
Types:
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
Type of:
centrarchid, sunfish
small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed

n flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe

Synonyms:
freshwater bream
Type of:
freshwater fish
flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
3

v clean (a ship's bottom) with heat

Type of:
clean, make clean
make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

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