cyprinid

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noun cyp·ri·nid \ˈsi-prə-nəd\

Definition of cyprinid

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

cyprinid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of cyprinid

ultimately from Latin cyprinus carp, from Greek kyprinos


First Known Use: 1861


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