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crucian carp

[kroo-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a common cyprinid, Carassius carassius, that closely resembles the wild form of goldfish, occurring in streams in most parts of Europe and northern Asia.

Origin of crucian carp

1755–65; earlier crusion, probably < Low German (with plural ending -en interpreted as singular) Krunsch, Kruutsch, Middle Low German Karûsse (compare Dutch Karuts, German Karausche), perhaps ultimately < Latin coracīnus < Greek korakînos a fish of the Nile
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