noun Cy·pri·nus \sə̇ˈprīnəs, -rēn-\

Definition of Cyprinus

  1. :  the type genus of the family Cyprinidae now usually restricted to the typical carp

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Origin and Etymology of cyprinus

New Latin, from Latin, carp, from Greek kyprinos; perhaps akin to Sanskrit śaphara carp, Lithuanian šapalas

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