Bream


Bream
Bream Bream, n. [OE. breme, brem, F. br[^e]me, OF. bresme, of German origin; cf. OHG. brahsema, brahsina, OLG. bressemo, G. brassen. Cf. {Brasse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus {Abramis}, little valued as food. Several species are known. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l) An American fresh-water fish, of various species of {Pomotis} and allied genera, which are also called {sunfishes} and pondfishes. See {Pondfish}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l) A marine sparoid fish of the genus {Pagellus}, and allied genera. See {Sea Bream}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.