common carp

noun

Definition of common carp

: 3carp 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 LindsayAudubonSeptember/October 2004

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1758

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