1. minnow

noun. ['ˈmɪnoʊ'] very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams.


  • Phoxinus phoxinus
  • cyprinid fish
  • cyprinid
  • genus Phoxinus


  • menow (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Minnow

  • ostankino
  • zinno
  • ryno
  • pinnow
  • minow
  • bynoe

Example sentences of the word minnow

1. Adjective
Find a large bed of vegetation in shallow water and let the minnow swim in and around it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
They are generally shaped like a minnow or fish and have plastic bills on the front of them.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The term “minnow” refers to an entire family of fish called Cyprinidae.