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n. pl. war·mouths (-mouthz′, -mouths′) or warmouth
A freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gulosus) of the eastern United States, having a brownish mottled body, a large mouth, and minute teeth on the tongue.

[Origin unknown.]


(Animals) a freshwater sunfish of the genus Chænobryttus
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In his delightful book on Florida springs, Doug Stamm reports on "shadow bass," which look similar to warmouths and live 40 to 80 feet deep or more in springs west of the Apalachicola River.
Fly fishermen can have a ball casting plastic mayflies and Clouser Minnows for largemouth bass, bluegills, shellcrackers and warmouths.