Cyprinus

noun
Cy·​pri·​nus | \ sə̇ˈprīnəs, -rēn- \

Definition of Cyprinus

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

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History and Etymology for Cyprinus

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

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“Cyprinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyprinus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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