smallmouth bass

[ smawl-mouth bas ]

  1. 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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How to use smallmouth bass in a sentence

  • One morning in July, anglers in a few small fishing boats cast into the dam’s tailwaters for smallmouth bass and walleye.

    The Fight to Save the Salmon | By Brian Bennett/Lapwai, Idaho with Photographs by Kiliii Yüyan | October 18, 2021 | Time

British Dictionary definitions for smallmouth bass

smallmouth bass

/ (ˈsmɔːlˌmaʊθ ˈbæs) /

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

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