cyprinoid

cyprinoid

[sip-ruh-noid, si-prahy-noid]
adjective
1.
resembling a carp; belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a group of fishes including the carps, suckers, and loaches.
noun
2.
a cyprinoid fish.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin cyprīn(us) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -oid

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cyprinoid (ˈsɪprɪˌnɔɪd, sɪˈpraɪnɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
2.  of, relating to, or resembling the carp
 
n
3.  any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea
 
[C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp]

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