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Bream

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Bream

1. (Science: marine biology) a European fresh water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.

2. (Science: marine biology) An American fresh water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See pondfish.

3. (Science: marine biology) a marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See sea bream.

Origin: oe. Breme, brem, f. Breme, OF. Bresme, of german origin; cf. OHG. Brahsema, brahsina, OLG. Bressemo, g. Brassen. Cf. Brasse.