Definitions for cyprinidˈsɪp rə nɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cyp•ri•nidˈsɪp rə nɪd(n.)
any of the freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, including carps, minnows, bream, chub, and dace.
(adj.)carplike in form or structure.
Origin of cyprinid:
1890–95; < NL Cyprinidae=Cyprīn(us) genus name (L: carp < Gk kyprînos) +-idae -id2
cyprinid, cyprinid fish(adj)
soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
Any fish of this family.
Of, pertaining to or characteristic of the Cyprinidae family of fish that includes carps and minnows.