Topminnow meaning

tŏpmĭnō
Any of various small fishes of the family Fundulidae of North America, Bermuda, and Cuba, found in fresh, brackish, and coastal marine waters.
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Any of several similar fishes of the family Poeciliidae.
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Any of the ray-finned fish in the taxonomic family Fundulidae.
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Origin of topminnow

  • So called because the fish swim near the surface of the water

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition