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noun, plural (especially collectively) mud·min·now, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mud·min·nows.
  1. any of several small, carnivorous fishes of the genera Umbra and Novumbra, found in muddy streams and pools.
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Origin of mudminnow

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; mud + minnow
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