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Definition of "minnow" []

  • Any of a large group of small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, widely used as live bait. (noun)
  • Any of various other small, often silver-colored fishes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minnow" in a sentence
  • "The white cloud mountain minnow is often mislabeled as a white cloud danio."
  • "Husky Jerk in clear glass minnow is the lure that has caught me the most smallmouth and walleyes."
  • "The marabou minnow is silver tinsel wrapped the length of the body and white marabou tied at the head."