smallmouth bass

noun small·mouth bass \ ˈsmȯl-ˌmau̇th- \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of smallmouth bass

: a black bass (Micropterus dolomieu) of clear rivers and lakes that is bronzy-green above and lighter below and has the vertex of the angle of the jaw falling below the eye called also smallmouth, smallmouth black bass

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