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Definition of minnow

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Killifish Kil"li*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.
Minnow
Minnow Min"now, n. [OE. menow, cf. AS. myne; also OE. menuse, OF. menuise small fish; akin to E. minish, minute.] [Written also minow.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Phoxinus l[ae]vis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus); sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; -- called also minim and minny. The name is also applied to several allied American species, of the genera Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and related genera. They live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish, minny, and mummichog.
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Mummichog Mum"mi*chog, n. [Amer. Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and of allied genera; the killifishes; -- called also minnow. [Written also mummychog, mummachog.]

Meaning of minnow from wikipedia

- Leuciscinae are considered by anglers to be "true" minnows. Bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus): The bluntnose minnow is a primary bait fish for Northern America...
- The fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) is a species of temperate freshwater fish belonging to the genus Pimephales of the cyprinid family. The natural...
- Ella Minnow Pea is a 2001 novel by Mark Dunn. The full title of the hardcover version is Ella Minnow Pea: a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable...
- The S. S. Minnow is a fictional charter boat on the hit 1960s television sitcom Gilligan's Island. The ship ran aground on the s**** of "an uncharted desert...
- The Eurasian minnow, minnow, or common minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a small species of freshwater fish in the carp family Cyprinidae. It is the type species...
- The White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a hardy species of freshwater fish and coldwater fish often kept in an aquarium. The species...
- The sheepshead minnow or sheepshead pupfish (Cyprinodon variegatus) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinodontidae, the pupfishes. It is...
- The lake minnow or swamp minnow (Rhynchocypris percnurus) is a Eurasian species of small freshwater cyprinid fish. It has a wide but disjunct distribution...
- "Bluntnose minnows" is also used for the genus Pimephales as a whole. The bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) is a species of temperate freshwater fish...
- The Muddler Minnow is a po****r and versatile artificial fly of the streamer type used in fly fishing and fly tying. The Muddler Minnow was originated...
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