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Meaning of BREAM

Pronunciation:  breem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis
  2. [n]  any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
  3. [n]  flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the families Sparidae or Bramidae
  4. [n]  flesh of any of various freshwater fishes of the families Centrarchidae of North America or Cyprinidae of Europe
  5. [v]  clean a ship bottom with heat

BREAM is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: freshwater bream, freshwater bream, sea bream, sea bream
 See Also: Abramis brama, Archosargus rhomboidalis, Atlantic sea bream, black bream, bluegill, Brama raii, bream, bream, centrarchid, Chrysophrys australis, clean, European bream, European sea bream, freshwater fish, Lepomis macrochirus, Lepomis punctatus, make clean, order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Pagellus centrodontus, Perciformes, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, Percomorphi, pomfret, porgy, saltwater fish, spotted sunfish, stumpknocker, sunfish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bream\, n. [OE. breme, brem, F. br[^e]me, OF. bresme, of
    German origin; cf. OHG. brahsema, brahsina, OLG. bressemo, G.
    brassen. Cf. {Brasse}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the
       genus {Abramis}, little valued as food. Several species
       are known.
    2. (Zo["o]l) An American fresh-water fish, of various species
       of {Pomotis} and allied genera, which are also called
       {sunfishes} and pondfishes. See {Pondfish}.
    3. (Zo["o]l) A marine sparoid fish of the genus {Pagellus},
       and allied genera. See {Sea Bream}.
  2. \Bream\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Breaming}.] [Cf. {Broom}, and G. ein schiff brennen.]
    To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed,
    etc., by the application of fire and scraping.