sea bream

  1. any of numerous marine sparid fishes, as Pagellus centrodontus, inhabiting waters off the coasts of Europe.

  2. a porgy, Archosargus rhomboidalis, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean.

Origin of sea bream

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby sea bream Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea bream in a sentence

  • Shad, sea-bream and codfish, garnished with onions, are served cold.

    The Story of Seville | Walter M. Gallichan
  • Chrysopbris cardinalis, a kind of sea-bream,—generally esteemed the best of Japanese fishes.

    Shadowings | Lafcadio Hearn

British Dictionary definitions for sea bream

sea bream

  1. any sparid fish, esp Pagellus centrodontus, of European seas, valued as a food fish

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