cyprinid

noun
cyp·​ri·​nid | \ ˈsi-prə-nəd How to pronounce cyprinid (audio) \

Definition of cyprinid

: any of a family (Cyprinidae) of soft-finned freshwater fishes including the carps and minnows

Other Words from cyprinid

cyprinid adjective

First Known Use of cyprinid

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyprinid

ultimately from Latin cyprinus carp, from Greek kyprinos

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“Cyprinid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyprinid. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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