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Bream meaning

bream - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
  2. 2. flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
  3. 3. clean ( a ship's bottom) with heat
  4. 4. A European fresh- water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.
  5. 5. An American fresh- water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
  6. 6. A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.
  7. 7. To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.

bream - examples of usage

  1. I can see vividly the banks of the Mohawk, where we used to fish for perch, bream, and pike- perch; recall where, with my brother Charles, we found the rarer flowers of the valley, the cypripediums, the most rare wild- ginger, only to be found in one locality, the walking fern, equally rare, and the long walks in the pine forests, whose murmuring branches in the west wind fascinated me more than any other thing in nature. - "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
  2. Sea- bream were the next- ruddy looking, large- eyed fish, not much like their fellows of the fresh water, even what were called the black bream- dark, silvery fellows, similar in shape, bearing but a small resemblance to the fish the brothers had often caught in some river or stream in a far- off home county. - "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
  3. Reeling downward to the bottom Sank the pike in great confusion, And the mighty sturgeon, Nahma, Said to Ugudwash, the sun- fish, To the bream, with scales of crimson, " Take the bait of this great boaster, Break the line of Hiawatha!" - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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