crucian carp

noun
cru·​cian carp | \ ˈkrü-shən- How to pronounce crucian carp (audio) \

Definition of crucian carp

: a European cyprinid fish (Carassius carassius)

called also crucian

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The rubbish pits of Jiahu also contain a suspiciously large amount of common carp—which, despite its name, should have been much harder to catch than another species called crucian carp. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Aquaculture may be the future of seafood, but its past is ancient," 17 Sep. 2019 Goldfish and crucian carp, however, metabolize those carbs differently than other animals when oxygen is scarce. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "How Do Goldfish Survive Winter? They Make Alcohol," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of crucian carp

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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