warmouth

[ wawr-mouth ]
/ ˈwɔrˌmaʊθ /

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.

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Origin of warmouth

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; origin uncertain
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Example sentences 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