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bream / brim; brēm/ • n. (pl. same) a greenish-bronze deep-bodied freshwater fish (Abramis brama) of the minnow family, native to Europe and popular with anglers. ∎  used in names of other fishes resembling or related to this, e.g., sea bream. bream2 / brēm/ • v. [tr.] archaic Naut. clear (a ship or its bottom) of weeds, shells, or other accumulated matter by burning and scraping it.

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bream Freshwater fish of e and n Europe. Its stocky body is green-brown and silver, and anglers prize it for its tasty flesh. Length: 30–50cm (12–20in); weight: 4–6kg (9–13lb). Family Cyprinidae; species Abramis brama.

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bream fresh-water fish of genus Abramis. XIV. — OF. bre(s)me (mod. brème) — WGmc. *breχsman- beside *braχsman- (OS. bressemo, OHG. brahsema (G. brachsen, brassen)).

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bream White fish, Abramis brama (N. American bluegill bream is Leponis macrochinus).

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bream: see sunfish.

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