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NOUN (4)

1. flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe;
[syn: bream, freshwater bream]

2. flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae;
[syn: bream, sea bream]

3. any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae;
[syn: sea bream, bream]

4. any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis;
[syn: freshwater bream, bream]


VERB (1)

1. clean (a ship's bottom) with heat;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pondfish \Pond"fish`\, n. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes belonging to the family Centrarchid[ae]; -- called also pond perch, and sunfish. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England (Lepomis gibbosus) is called also bream, pumpkin seed, and sunny. See Sunfish. The long-eared pondfish (Lepomis auritus) of the Eastern United States is distinguished by its very long opercular flap. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rosefish \Rose"fish`\, n. (Zool.) A large marine scorpaenoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also, erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt. [1913 Webster] Note: When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and ducky brown. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sunfish \Sun"fish`\, n. (Zool.) (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish (Mola mola, Mola rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body and a truncated tail. (b) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrachidae. They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are Lepomis gibbosus (called also bream, pondfish, pumpkin seed, and sunny), the blue sunfish, or dollardee (Lepomis pallidus), and the long-eared sunfish (Lepomis auritus). Several of the species are called also pondfish. (c) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner. (d) The opah. (e) The basking, or liver, shark. (f) Any large jellyfish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bream \Bream\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Breaming.] [Cf. Broom, and G. ein schiff brennen.] (Naut.) To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. (Zool.) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) 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. (Zool.) A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bream n 1: flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe [syn: bream, freshwater bream] 2: flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae [syn: bream, sea bream] 3: any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae [syn: sea bream, bream] 4: any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis [syn: freshwater bream, bream] v 1: clean (a ship's bottom) with heat