Definitions for cyprinidˈsɪp rə nɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cyp•ri•nidˈsɪp rə nɪd(n.)

  1. any of the freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, including carps, minnows, bream, chub, and dace.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. (adj.)carplike in form or structure.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of cyprinid:

1890–95; < NL Cyprinidae=Cyprīn(us) genus name (L: carp < Gk kyprînos) +-idae -id2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyprinid, cyprinid fish(adj)

    soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales

  2. cyprinid, cyprinoid(adj)

    of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae


  1. cyprinid(Noun)

    Any fish of this family.

  2. cyprinid(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to or characteristic of the Cyprinidae family of fish that includes carps and minnows.


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