cyp·​ri·​nid ˈsi-prə-nəd How to pronounce cyprinid (audio)
: any of a family (Cyprinidae) of soft-finned freshwater fishes including the carps and minnows
cyprinid adjective

Word History


ultimately from Latin cyprinus carp, from Greek kyprinos

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyprinid was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Cyprinid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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