warmouth

noun
war·​mouth | \ ˈwȯr-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce warmouth (audio) \

Definition of warmouth

: a large-mouthed freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gulosus) chiefly of the eastern U.S.

called also warmouth bass

Examples of warmouth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Beginner’s Guide to Catching Your First Fish," 11 May 2020 Use crickets and redworms just off the banks for plenty of bluegills, warmouth and shellcrackers. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: July 9," 7 July 2018 Use crickets and redworms near docks and seawalls for bluegills, bream and warmouth. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 10," 7 July 2018 Use crickets and small jigs near the banks for bluegills and warmouth. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 16," 15 July 2018 Drift all the lakes with crickets for bluegills, warmouth and shellcrackers. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 8," 7 July 2018 Drift the lake with crickets for plenty of bluegills along with a few shellcrackers, warmouth and catfish. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 15," 14 July 2018 Fishing will primarily be for largemouth bass and panfish such as bluegills, warmouths and Mayan cichlids. Steve Waters, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Everglades reservoir will be opened for fishing, paddling, hunting and biking," 8 June 2017 The lake has been expertly managed since its construction and is home to numerous species of freshwater sport fish, such as trophy-class black bass, blue gill sunfish, warmouth sunfish and catfish. Star-telegram, star-telegram.com, "Giordano, Wegman, Walsh and Associates | Mistletoe Ranch," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of warmouth

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Warmouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmouth. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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