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Definition of "bream" [bream]

  • Any of several European freshwater fishes of the genus Abramis, especially A. brama, having a flattened body and silvery scales. (noun)
  • A similar fish, especially: (noun)
  • Any one of various saltwater fishes in the family Sparidae, such as the porgy. (noun)
  • Any one of various freshwater sunfishes of the genus Lepomis and related genera, such as the bluegill. (noun)
  • Nautical To clean (a wooden ship's hull) by applying heat to soften the pitch and then scraping. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bream" in a sentence
  • "Yes | No | Report from cAnyBux90 wrote 41 weeks 23 hours ago nothing beats catchin bream, whether they are warmouth or bluegill or shellcrackers they cannot be beat"
  • "The bream is what got me hooked on fishing as a kid and still has me hooked to this day."
  • "Tai, or sea bream, is usually served whole; nothing is broken."