cyprinid

[si-prahy-nid, sip-ruh-]
noun
1.
any fish belonging to the Cyprinidae, or minnow family.
adjective
2.
carplike in form or structure.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Cyprinidae name of family, equivalent to Cyprīn(us) genus name (< Latin < Greek kyprînos carp) + -idae -id2

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cyprinid (sɪˈpraɪnɪd, ˈsɪprɪnɪd)
 
n
1.  any teleost fish of the mainly freshwater family Cyprinidae, typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales and including such food and game fishes as the carp, tench, roach, rudd, and dace
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
3.  resembling a carp; cyprinoid
 
[C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos]

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Numerous fish of the cyprinid family were also observed.
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