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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rosefish  \Rose"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  marine  scorp[ae]noid  food  fish  ({Sebastes  marinus}) 
  found  on  the  northern  coasts  of  Europe  and  America.  called 
  also  {red  perch},  {hemdurgan},  {Norway  haddok},  and  also 
  erroneously,  {snapper},  {bream},  and  {bergylt}. 
 
  Note:  When  full  grown  it  is  usually  bright  rose-red  or 
  orange-red;  the  young  are  usually  mottled  with  red  and 
  ducky  brown. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sunfish  \Sun"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  very  large  oceanic  plectognath  fish  ({Mola  mola},  {Mola 
  rotunda},  or  {Orthagoriscus  mola})  having  a  broad  body 
  and  a  truncated  tail. 
  b  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  perch-like  North  American 
  fresh-water  fishes  of  the  family  {Centrachid[ae]}.  They 
  have  a  broad,  compressed  body,  and  strong  dorsal  spines. 
  Among  the  common  species  of  the  Eastern  United  States  are 
  {Lepomis  gibbosus}  (called  also  {bream},  {pondfish}, 
  {pumpkin  seed},  and  {sunny}),  the  blue  sunfish,  or 
  dollardee  ({L.  pallidus}),  and  the  long-eared  sunfish 
  ({L.  auritus}).  Several  of  the  species  are  called  also 
  {pondfish}. 
  c  The  moonfish,  or  bluntnosed  shiner. 
  d  The  opah. 
  e  The  basking,  or  liver,  shark. 
  f  Any  large  jellyfish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pondfish  \Pond"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  American  fresh-water  fishes 
  belonging  to  the  family  {Centrarchid[ae]};  --  called  also 
  {pond  perch},  and  {sunfish}. 
 
  Note:  The  common  pondfish  of  New  England  ({Lepomis  gibbosus}) 
  is  called  also  {bream},  {pumpkin  seed},  and  {sunny}. 
  See  {Sunfish}.  The  long-eared  pondfish  ({Lepomis 
  auritus})  of  the  Eastern  United  States  is  distinguished 
  by  its  very  long  opercular  flap. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bream  \Bream\,  n.  [OE.  breme,  brem,  F.  br[^e]me,  OF  bresme,  of 
  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  brahsema  brahsina  OLG.  bressemo  G. 
  brassen.  Cf  {Brasse}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l)  A  European  fresh-water  cyprinoid  fish  of  the 
  genus  {Abramis},  little  valued  as  food.  Several  species 
  are  known 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l)  An  American  fresh-water  fish,  of  various  species 
  of  {Pomotis}  and  allied  genera,  which  are  also  called 
  {sunfishes}  and  pondfishes  See  {Pondfish}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l)  A  marine  sparoid  fish  of  the  genus  {Pagellus}, 
  and  allied  genera.  See  {Sea  Bream}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bream  \Bream\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Breamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Breaming}.]  [Cf.  {Broom},  and  G.  ein  schiff  brennen.] 
  (Naut.) 
  To  clean,  as  a  ship's  bottom  of  adherent  shells,  seaweed, 
  etc.,  by  the  application  of  fire  and  scraping. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bream 
  n  1:  flesh  of  any  of  various  freshwater  fishes  of  the  families 
  Centrarchidae  of  North  America  or  Cyprinidae  of  Europe 
  [syn:  {freshwater  bream}] 
  2:  flesh  of  any  of  various  saltwater  fishes  of  the  families 
  Sparidae  or  Bramidae  [syn:  {sea  bream}] 
  3:  any  of  numerous  marine  percoid  fishes  especially  (but  not 
  exclusively)  of  the  family  Sparidae  [syn:  {sea  bream}] 
  4:  any  of  various  usually  edible  freshwater  percoid  fishes 
  having  compressed  bodies  and  shiny  scales;  especially  (but 
  not  exclusively)  of  the  genus  Lepomis  [syn:  {freshwater 
  bream}] 
  v  :  clean  a  ship  bottom  with  heat 




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