About The Word Minnow

Bay Area Crosswords

Learn about the word Minnow to help solve your crossword puzzle. Discover Minnow definitions and meaning, origins, synonyms, related terms and more at the free Crossword Dictionary.

Minnow

Minnow Meaning & Definition
Minnow Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Minnow?

[n] very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minnow: Phoxinus phoxinus

Related Terms | Find terms related to Minnow:

See Also | cyprinid | cyprinid fish | genus Phoxinus | Phoxinus

Minnow In Webster's Dictionary

\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}.

More Crossword Puzzle Words

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Cross Word Of The Day