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cyprinid

[si-prahy-nid, sip-ruh-] /sɪˈpraɪ nɪd, ˈsɪp rə-/
noun
1.
any fish belonging to the Cyprinidae, or minnow family.
adjective
2.
carplike in form or structure.
Origin
1890-1895
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/
noun
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
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
3.
resembling a carp; cyprinoid
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos
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