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bream

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noun \ˈbrim, ˈbrēm\

Simple Definition of bream

  • : a kind of fish that people catch for food

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bream

plural

bream

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breams

  1. 1 :  a bronze-colored European freshwater cyprinid fish (Abramis brama); broadly :  any of various related fishes

  2. 2 a :  any of various marine fish (family Sparidae) related to the porgy —called also sea bream b :  any of various freshwater sunfishes (Lepomis and related genera); especially :  bluegill

Origin and Etymology of bream

Middle English breme, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brahsima bream, Middle High German brehen to shine


First Known Use: 14th century

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bream

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verb \ˈbrēm\

Definition of bream

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to clean (a ship's bottom) by heating and scraping



Origin and Etymology of bream

probably from Dutch brem furze; from the use of burning furze in the cleaning


First Known Use: 1626

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