common carp


Definition of common carp

: carp entry 3 sense 1a Although the virtues of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are extolled throughout its native Europe and Asia, North Americans have long failed to appreciate this large, abundant minnow.— Charles Lindsay, Audubon, September/October 2004

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First Known Use of common carp

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Common carp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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