Bream

[ breem ]
/ brim /

noun

Julian (Alexander),born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist.
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British Dictionary definitions for julian bream (1 of 3)

bream

1

Australian brim (brɪm)

/ (briːm, Austral brɪm) /

noun plural bream or brim

any of several Eurasian freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Abramis, esp A. brama, having a deep compressed body covered with silvery scales
white bream or silver bream a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
short for sea bream
Australian any of various marine fishes

Word Origin for bream

C14: from Old French bresme, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brahsema; perhaps related to brehan to glitter

British Dictionary definitions for julian bream (2 of 3)

bream

2
/ (briːm) /

verb

nautical (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch

Word Origin for bream

C15: probably from Middle Dutch bremme broom; from using burning broom as a source of heat

British Dictionary definitions for julian bream (3 of 3)

Bream

/ (briːm) /

noun

Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist

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