Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gulosus) of the eastern and midwestern United States, having an olive color, a large mouth, and minute teeth on its tongue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lepomis gulosus, a species of freshwater sunfish native to America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American freshwater bream, or sunfish (Chænobryttus gulosus); -- called also red-eyed bream.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A centrarchoid fish: same as bigmouth.

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
war +‎ mouth; the fish has stripes around the mouth that resemble war paint. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from cAnyBux90 wrote 41 weeks 23 hours ago nothing beats catchin bream, whether they are warmouth or bluegill or shellcrackers they cannot be beat

    What is your favorite fish and why?

  • All My experiences in Africa fight for a place as my most fun moment, but honestly I believe that the most fun I have had in the out doors happened when my older cousin and I found a huge bed of red bellied and warmouth sun fish.

    what is the most fun that you had eather hunting or fishing.

  • In early spring there are these little tear shaped ice fishing lures i use them with a beemoth and have had luck catching crappie, bluegill and warmouth on them when nothing else has produced a strike, they come in multiple colors normialy the packageing contains about 4-5 of these in multiple colors

    Besides minnows and jigs what else do you guys have good luck on catching spring crappies?

  • I was fishing in one of the ponds on the golf course in the infield of the track, and doing quite well catching sizable warmouth when security informed me that there was no fishing on the premises.

    Odd Fishing Spots

  • In the smaller aquaria were shown the game fish of the State, a list of which comprises the black bass, crappie, sunfishes, yellow perch, white perch, warmouth bass, and the two varieties of striped bass.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • Among those found in Arkansas are the bluegill, redear sunfish, longear sunfish, green sunfish, black crappie, white crappie, white bass, rock bass, warmouth and bullhead catfish.

    Arkansas Online stories

  • And every now and then he'd catch a different kind of sunfish - a redear, a longear, a warmouth and, on occasion, a green sunfish.

    Arkansas Online stories

  • Hair Bridge catching bream, bluegill and warmouth Thursday.

    News

  • Anglers also have been using minnows to catch a few crappie around the pump station at South Bay, and those running south on U.S. 27 to Holiday Park in the Everglades "are catching a gazillion a day down there" - small bass, bream, cichlids and warmouth.

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  • Gentle now warmouth, mayfly nymph, don’t add to heartache.

    Gentle, Juliana Spahr

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