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

[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.]

cyp′ri·nid adj.
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(sɪˈpraɪnɪd; ˈsɪprɪnɪd)
(Animals) 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
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
2. (Zoology) resembling a carp; cyprinoid
[C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos]
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(ˈsɪp rə nɪd)

1. any of the freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, including carps, minnows, bream, chub, and dace.
2. carplike in form or structure.
[1890–95; < New Latin Cyprinidae=Cyprīn(us) genus name (Latin: carp < Greek kyprînos) + -idae -id2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyprinid - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
Cyprinidae, family Cyprinidae - a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace
carp - any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
tench, Tinca tinca - freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water
dace, Leuciscus leuciscus - small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
chub, Leuciscus cephalus - European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
Rutilus rutilus, roach - European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
rudd, Scardinius erythrophthalmus - European freshwater fish resembling the roach
minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus - very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
Gobio gobio, gudgeon - small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
Carassius auratus, goldfish - small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes
Carassius carassius, Carassius vulgaris, crucian carp - European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
Adj.1.cyprinid - of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
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The bream and tench representatives were large, too, mainly 45-50 cm, and one vertebra of a cyprinid, possibly of a common carp, belonged to a 100 cm long fish.
The specific differentiation was based on a description for trichodinids as ectoparasites of cichlids and cyprinid fishes in South Africa and Israel (Basson et al., 1983).
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