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crucian carp

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noun cru·cian carp \ˈkrü-shən-\

Definition of crucian carp

  1. :  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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