Bream


Bream
/breem/, n.
Julian (Alexander), born 1933, English guitarist and lutanist.

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European food and game fish (Abramis brama) of the carp family (Cyprinidae).

Found in lakes and slow rivers, the bream lives in schools and eats worms, mollusks, and other small animals. Deep-bodied, with flat sides and a small head, it is silvery with a bluish or brown back. It is usually about 12–20 in. (30–50 cm) long and weighs up to 13 lbs (6 kg). Other species called bream include the silver bream (Blicca bjoorkna), the golden shiner, and the sea breams (family Sparidae).

Bream (Abramis brama)

W.S. Pitt
Eric Hosking

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fish
 (Abramis brama), common European food and game fish of the carp family, Cyprinidae, found in lakes and slow rivers. The bream lives in schools and eats worms, mollusks, and other small animals. It is deep bodied, with flat sides and a small head, and is silvery with a bluish or brown back. Length is usually about 30–50 centimetres (12–20 inches), weight to 6 kilograms (13 pounds).

      The silver bream (Blicca bjoorkna) is a relatively unimportant European relative of the bream. Other fishes called bream include the golden shiner, a minnow, and the sea breams of the family Sparidae.

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  • Bream — is a general term for a number of species of freshwater and marine fish, mainly, but not exhaustively, drawn from the genera Abramis (e.g. A. brama , the carp bream); Acanthopagrus ; Argyrops ; Blicca ; Brama ; Etelis ; Lepomis ; Gymnocranius ;… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bream — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Julian Bream (* 1933), britischer Gitarrist Sid Bream (* 1960), amerikanischer Baseballspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Bream —   [bri:m], Julian, britischer Gitarrist und Lautenist, * London 15. 7. 1933; studierte in London und bei A. Segovia, widmet sich besonders der elisabethanischen Lautenmusik und dem Schaffen zeitgenössischer Komponisten, die er zur Komposition von …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bream — (n.) freshwater fish, late 14c., from O.Fr. braisme bream, from Frankish *brahsima, from W.Gmc. *brahsm (Cf. O.H.G. brahsima), perhaps from P.Gmc. base *brehwan to shine, glitter, sparkle, from PIE *bherek (see BRAID (Cf. braid) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bream — bream1 [brēm] n. pl. bream or breams [ME breme < OFr bresme < Frank * brahsima: for IE base see BRAID] 1. a European freshwater cyprinoid fish (Abramis brama) 2. any of various porgy fishes (family Sparidae) ☆ 3. any of a number of… …   English World dictionary

  • bream — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a deep bodied greenish bronze freshwater fish. ORIGIN Old French bresme …   English terms dictionary

  • bream — bream1 /brim, breem/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) bream, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) breams. 1. any of various freshwater fishes of the genus Abramis, as A. brama, of Europe, with a compressed, deep body and silvery scales. 2 …   Universalium

  • bream — I. noun (plural bream or breams) Etymology: Middle English breme, from Anglo French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brahsima bream, Middle High German brehen to shine Date: 14th century 1. a bronze colored European freshwater… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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