bream: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (brim, brēm), [key]
— pl. bream, breams.
  1. any of various freshwater fishes of the genus Abramis, as A. brama, of Europe, with a compressed, deep body and silvery scales.
  2. any of various related and similar fishes.
  3. any of several porgies, as the sea bream, Archosargus rhomboidalis.
  4. any of several freshwater sunfishes of the genus Lepomis.


Pronunciation: (brēm), [key]
  1. to clean (a ship's bottom) by applying burning furze, reeds, etc., to soften the pitch and loosen adherent matter.


Pronunciation: (brēm), [key]
  1. born 1933, English guitarist and lutanist.
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