large-mouth bass

largemouth bass

[lahrj-mouth bas]
noun
a North American freshwater game fish, Micropterus salmoides, having an upper jaw extending behind the eye and a broad, dark, irregular stripe along each side of the body. Compare smallmouth bass. See illus. under bass.
Also, large-mouth bass.


Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; large + mouth

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largemouth bass (ˈlɑːdʒˌmaʊθ ˈbæs)
 
n
a common North American freshwater black bass, Micropterus salmoides: a popular game fish

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