What does bream mean?
The definition of bream
Bream, n.
Etym: [OE. breme, brem, F. brême, OF. bresme, of German origin; cf. OHG. brahsema, brahsina, OLG. bressemo, G. brassen. Cf. Brasse.]

1 (Zoöl)
A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.
2 (Zoöl)
An American fresh-water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.
3 (Zoöl)
A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.

Bream, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Breamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Breaming.] Etym: [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.