BREAM, n. A fish, the Cyprinus brama, an inhabitant of lakes and deep water, extremely insipid and little valued.
BREAM, n. [Fr. breme; Ch. אברומה, abrumah; Sp. brema.]
A fish, the Cyprinus brama, an inhabitant of lakes and deep water, extremely insipid and little valued. – Encyc. Walton.
In sea language, to burn off the filth, such as grass, sea weed, ooze, &c. from a ship's bottom. – Mar. Dict.
- A European fresh-water
cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several
species are known.
- To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the
application of fire and scraping.
- An American fresh-water fish,
of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also
called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
- A marine sparoid fish of the
genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.