- any of numerous marine sparid fishes, as Pagellus centrodontus, inhabiting waters off the coasts of Europe.
- a porgy, Archosargus rhomboidalis, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean.
Origin of sea bream
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for sea bream
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.Rdan The Devil And Other Stories
Bisuccho, in Portuguese Besugo, the sea-bream (Sparus cantabricus).
Chrysopbris cardinalis, a kind of sea-bream,—generally esteemed the best of Japanese fishes.Shadowings
- any sparid fish, esp Pagellus centrodontus, of European seas, valued as a food fish