minny
Minnow Min"now, n. [OE. menow, cf. AS. myne; also OE. menuse, OF. menuise small fish; akin to E. minish, minute.] [Written also {minow}.] [1913 Webster] 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}. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]


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