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Definition of bream:

  1. A European fresh- water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.
  2. A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.
  3. An American fresh- water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
  4. To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.

Synonyms:

freshwater bream, sea bream.

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