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cyprinid

noun cyp·ri·nid \ˈsi-prə-nəd\

Definition of CYPRINID

:  any of a family (Cyprinidae) of soft-finned freshwater fishes including the carps and minnows
cyprinid adjective

Origin of CYPRINID

ultimately from Latin cyprinus carp, from Greek kyprinos
First Known Use: 1861

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