black bass


: any of a genus (Micropterus) of freshwater sunfishes native to eastern and central North America and including the largemouth bass and smallmouth bass

Examples of black bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both of these bass are members of the sunfish family, as are also black bass. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 14 Sep. 2023 While there are no less than nine different species of black bass, the largemouth black bass and the smallmouth black bass are the most abundant and widely distributed. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 Holding any black bass species straight up and down like this produces little to no risk to the fish and minimizes the pressure put on the jaw. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Learn more › All black bass are opportunistic feeders. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 14 June 2023 Focused Fishing Guide service said black bass fishing is good. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 3 Jan. 2023 All black bass, including spotted, smallmouth, and largemouth bass, are cold blooded, of course, and this means that water temperature dictates how active and aggressive these fish will be. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 18 Apr. 2023 Try jerk baits or plastic worms for black bass. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 3 Jan. 2023 Inn at 20 East Main St. in Mystic, is impressing diners every day with its focus on sustainable seafood, all sourced from the Stonington Town Dock: clams, mussels, oysters, fish, whiting, bluefish, fluke, black bass. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black bass was in 1789

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“Black bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

black bass

: any of several highly prized freshwater sunfishes native to eastern and central North America

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