Definition of Minié in English:

Minié

(also Minie, Minnie)

Pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪeɪ/

noun

historical
  • Attributive Designating or relating to an elongated bullet invented by Minié, which when fired is expanded by powder contained in an iron cup inserted in a cavity at its base. Especially in "Minié ball", "Minié rifle".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Captain Claude-Étienne Minié, French soldier, who invented the Minié bullet in 1849.