smallmouth bass

noun
small·​mouth bass | \ ˈsmȯl-ˌmau̇th- How to pronounce smallmouth bass (audio) \

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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Examples of smallmouth bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Ben Duchesney, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Canoe Trips in North America," 26 Dec. 2019 Fish include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, yellow perch and channel catfish. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Ben Duchesney, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Canoe Trips in North America," 26 Dec. 2019 Like their largemouth and smallmouth bass cousins in the larger family of sunfish – the centrarchids – bluegills are primarily sight feeders. Outdoor Life, "5 Bluegill Facts That Will Help You Catch More Fish," 27 Jan. 2020 The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Ben Duchesney, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Canoe Trips in North America," 26 Dec. 2019 Fish caught there include flathead catfish, burbot, walleye, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Ben Duchesney, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Canoe Trips in North America," 26 Dec. 2019 The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Popular Science, "The 10 best canoe trips in the U.S. and Canada," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of smallmouth bass

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Smallmouth bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smallmouth%20bass. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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