Pronunciation: (min'ō),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-nows,(esp. collectively, Rare)-nowfor 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.