from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous often small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, which includes the minnows, carps, and shiners.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Cyprinidæ.
  • noun A mollusk of the family Cyprinidæ.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to or characteristic of the Cyprinidae family of fish that includes carps and minnows.
  • noun Any fish of this family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
  • adjective of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Cyprīnidae, family name, from Cyprīnus, type genus, from Latin cyprīnus, carp, from Greek kuprīnos, perhaps from kupros, henna (from the fish's color ), probably from a Semitic source akin to Hebrew kōper, henna; see kpr in Semitic roots.]


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  • Belonging to the stomachless fish family Cyprinidae.

    July 14, 2010