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common name for members of the family Centrachidae, comprising numerous species of spiny-finned, freshwater fishes with deep, laterally flattened bodies found in temperate North America.
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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 or silver bream a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
3. short for sea bream
Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist