warmouth

[ wawr-mouth ]
/ ˈwɔrˌmaʊθ /
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noun, plural war·mouths [wawr-mouth z, -mouths] /ˈwɔrˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs/, (especially collectively) war·mouth.

a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gulosus, of the eastern U.S., having a patch of small teeth on its tongue.

Nearby words

  1. warming pan,
  2. warminster broom,
  3. warmist,
  4. warmonger,
  5. warmongering,
  6. warmth,
  7. warmup,
  8. warn,
  9. warne,
  10. warner

Origin of warmouth

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; origin uncertain

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Examples from the Web for warmouth

  • In angling for the warmouth, the same rods and tackle mentioned under the head of rock-bass are well suited.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • Warmouth said of himself, I dont pretend to be honest, but only as honest as anybody in politics.

    Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
  • The same remarks as to angling mentioned under the head of warmouth perch will apply to this fish as well.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall