crucian carp


cru·cian carp

noun \ˈkrü-shən-\

Definition of CRUCIAN CARP

:  a European cyprinid fish (Carassius carassius) —called also crucian

Origin of CRUCIAN CARP

modification of Low German karuse, from Middle Low German karusse, perhaps of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian karušis carp
First Known Use: 1836

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