mummichog

noun

mum·​mi·​chog ˈmə-mi-ˌchȯg How to pronounce mummichog (audio)
-ˌchäg
: a common killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus of the family Cyprinodontidae) of eastern North America

Word History

Etymology

Narragansett moamitteaúg

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mummichog was in 1787

Dictionary Entries Near mummichog

Cite this Entry

“Mummichog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mummichog. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!