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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  • Mummichog — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • 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}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mummichog — paprastasis fundulas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Fundulus heteroclitus angl. common killifish; mummy; mummichog rus. обыкновенный фундулюс ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastieji fundulai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • mummichog — noun Etymology: Narragansett moamitteaúg Date: 1787 a common killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus of the family Cyprinodontidae) of eastern North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mummichog — /mum i chog /, n. Coastal New England. a silver and black killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, found in fresh, brackish, and salt water along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. [1780 90, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) moamitteaug] * * * …   Universalium

  • mummichog — noun A hardy killifish found in brackish and coastal waters of the United States and Canada …   Wiktionary

  • mummichog — n. type of fish native of saltwater marshes along the North American Atlantic coast (also known as silver and black killifish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mummichog — [ mʌmɪtʃɒg] noun a small marine fish of sheltered shores and estuaries of eastern North America, popular in aquaria and also used as bait. [Fundulus heteroclitus.] Origin C18: from Narragansett moamitteaug …   English new terms dictionary

  • mummichog — mum·mi·chog …   English syllables

  • mummichog — noun silver and black killifish of saltwater marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States • Syn: ↑Fundulus heteroclitus • Hypernyms: ↑killifish • Member Holonyms: ↑Fundulus, ↑genus Fundulus …   Useful english dictionary

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