crucian carp

noun cru·cian carp \ ˈkrü-shən- \

Definition of crucian carp

: a European cyprinid fish (Carassius carassius) called also crucian

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Origin and Etymology of crucian carp

modification of Low German karuse, from Middle Low German karusse, perhaps of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian karušis carp


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