sea bream

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea bream any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
    • n sea bream flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea bream (Zoöl) Any one of several species of sparoid fishes, especially the common European species (Pagellus centrodontus), the Spanish (P. Oweni), and the black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus); -- called also old wife.
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Usage

In literature:

The fish we procured here were sharks, stingrays, sea-bream, mullet, mackrel, and some others.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Chub, bream, and the silurus are taken in the Sea of Galilee.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon" by George Rawlinson
He was a sea-captain of the name of Bream.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
A number of small parrot-fish, sea-bream, and mottled cod at once appeared and devoured the fragments.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
A west-country term for a sea-bream about two-thirds grown.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Shad, sea-bream and codfish, garnished with onions, are served cold.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
SEA-URCHIN, THE LITTLE PERCH, THE BREAM, THE DOLPHIN, AND THE WHALE.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
It is usually the big bream that are caught in this way out in the sea, and the carp up in fresh water.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
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