[ smawl-mouth bas ]
/ ˈsmɔlˌmaʊθ ˈbæs /
a North American freshwater game fish, Micropterus dolomieu, yellowish-green above and lighter below, having the lower jaw extending to the eye.
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Origin of smallmouth bass
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for smallmouth bass
/ (ˈsmɔːlˌmaʊθ ˈbæs) /
a North American freshwater black bass, Micropterus dolomieu, that is a popular game fish
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