Pronunciation: (min'ō), [key]
—pl. (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -nows, (esp. collectively, Rare) -now for 1, 2, 3.
1. a small, European cyprinoid fish, Phoxinus phoxinus.
2. any other fish of the family Cyprinidae, including the carps, goldfishes, and daces.
3. any of various unrelated, small fishes.
4. a person or thing that is comparatively small or insignificant.
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