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English

Rio Grande silvery minnow

Etymology

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Probably from Old English *mynwe (though unattested), cognate with Old High German munewa (German Münne). The word has been inlfuenced in English by Old French menu (small).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
minnow

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  1. A small freshwater fish of the carp family.
  2. More generally, any small fish.
  3. (soccer) A low-level team, in comparison to their opponents.

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