smallmouth bass

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noun small·mouth bass \ˈsmȯl-ˌmau̇th-\

Definition of smallmouth bass

  1. :  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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1880

First Known Use of smallmouth bass

1880

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