Here's what some Americans think it means. From ARTFL Project, Webster's
1913 Unabridged at

Zope (?), n. [G.] (Zol.) A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).

for completeness:

Bream (?), n. [OE. breme, brem, F. br\'88me, OF. bresme, of German origin;
cf. OHG. brahsema, brahsina, OLG. bressemo, G. brassen. Cf. Brasse.]
1. (Zol) A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis,
little valued as food. Several species are known.

Cyp"ri*noid (s?p"r?-noid), a. [Gr. a kind of carp + -oid.] (Zol.) Like
the carp (Cyprinus). -- n.  One of the Cyprinidae, or Carp family, as the
goldfish, barbel, etc.

On Tue, 26 Dec 2000, Pierre-Julien Grizel wrote:

> Paul, can you give us the actual meaning of "Zope" in Britain ?

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