WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mud•min•now (mud′min′ō),USA pronunciation n., pl. (esp. collectively) -now, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -nows.
- Fishany of several small, carnivorous fishes of the genera Umbra and Novumbra, found in muddy streams and pools.
- mud + minnow 1865–70, American.