j. bream

Bream

[breem]
noun
Julian (Alexander) born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist.
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bream or (Austral) brim1 (briːm, brɪm)
 
n , pl bream, brim
1.  any of several Eurasian freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Abramis, esp A. brama, having a deep compressed body covered with silvery scales
2.  white bream, silver bream a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
3.  short for sea bream
4.  (Austral) any of various marine fishes
 
[C14: from Old French bresme, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brahsema; perhaps related to brehan to glitter]
 
brim or (Austral) brim1
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French bresme, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brahsema; perhaps related to brehan to glitter]

bream2 (briːm)
 
vb
nautical (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch
 
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch bremme broom; from using burning broom as a source of heat]

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

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bream
freshwater fish, late 14c., from O.Fr. braisme "bream," from Frank. *brahsima, from W.Gmc. *brahsm- (cf. O.H.G. brahsima), perhaps from P.Gmc. base *brehwan "to shine, glitter, sparkle," from PIE *bherek- (see braid).
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