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.
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)