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bream2

[breem] /brim/
verb (used with object), Nautical.
1.
to clean (a ship's bottom) by applying burning furze, reeds, etc., to soften the pitch and loosen adherent matter.
Origin of bream2
1620-1630
1620-30; < Middle Dutch brem(e) furze
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British Dictionary definitions for breamed

bream1

/briːm; Austral brɪm/
noun (pl) bream, brim
1.
any of several Eurasian freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Abramis, esp A. brama, having a deep compressed body covered with silvery scales
2.
white bream, silver bream, a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
3.
short for sea bream
4.
(Austral) any of various marine fishes
Word Origin
C14: from Old French bresme, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brahsema; perhaps related to brehan to glitter

bream2

/briːm/
verb
1.
(nautical) (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch
Word Origin
C15: probably from Middle Dutch bremme broom; from using burning broom as a source of heat

Bream

/briːm/
noun
1.
Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist
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Word Origin and History for breamed

bream

n.

freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French braisme "bream," from Frankish *brahsima, from West Germanic *brahsm- (cf. Old High German brahsima), perhaps from Proto-Germanic base *brehwan "to shine, glitter, sparkle," from PIE *bherek- (see braid (v.)).

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