To clean as a ships bottom of adherent shells seaweed etc because of the application of fire and scraping
- clean (a ship's base) with heat
- flesh of various freshwater fishes of united states or of Europe
- skin of every of various saltwater fishes associated with the family Sparidae or even the family members Bramidae
- any one of many marine percoid fishes especially (although not exclusively) of this household Sparidae
- any of numerous usually delicious freshwater percoid fishes having compressed figures and shiny scales; particularly ( not solely) for the genus Lepomis
- A European fresh-water cyprinoid seafood of genus Abramis, bit respected as meals. Several types tend to be understood.
- An American fresh-water seafood, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, that are also referred to as sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
- A marine sparoid seafood of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Water Bream.
- to completely clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.
freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French braisme "bream," from Frankish *brahsima, from western Germanic *brahsm- (compare Old tall German brahsima), possibly from Proto-Germanic base *brehwan "to shine, glitter, glow," from PIE *bherek- (see braid (v.)).
(n.) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish for the genus Abramis, bit valued as meals. A number of species tend to be understood.
- (v. t.) To wash, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.
In America the name bream is commonly given to the golden shiner minnow (Abramis chrysoleucus), to the pumpkin-seed sunfish (Eupomotis gibbosus), and to some kinds of porgy (Sparidae).