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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.
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Origin of sea bream

First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for sea bream

Historical Examples

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

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • A number of small parrot-fish, sea-bream, and mottled cod at once appeared and devoured the fragments.

  • Bisuccho, in Portuguese Besugo, the sea-bream (Sparus cantabricus).

  • Chrysopbris cardinalis, a kind of sea-bream,—generally esteemed the best of Japanese fishes.


    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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