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sea bream

noun
  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.

    Shadowings

    Lafcadio Hearn


British Dictionary definitions for sea bream

sea bream

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