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smallmouth bass

[ smawl-mouth -bas ]
/ ˈsmɔlˌmaʊθ ˈbæs /
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noun

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

smallmouth bass
/ (ˈsmɔːlˌmaʊθ ˈbæs) /

noun

a North American freshwater black bass, Micropterus dolomieu, that is a popular game fish
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