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cyprinoid

[sip-ruh-noid, si-prahy-noid]
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adjective
  1. resembling a carp; belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a group of fishes including the carps, suckers, and loaches.
noun
  1. a cyprinoid fish.

Origin of cyprinoid

1840–50; < Latin cyprīn(us) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -oid
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Examples from the Web for cyprinoid

Historical Examples

  • Rhinichthys, rī-nik′this, n. a North American genus of cyprinoid fishes.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various

  • The temperature of the principal spring is 75°; it contains abundance of fish—a loach and cyprinoid.


British Dictionary definitions for cyprinoid

cyprinoid

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
  2. of, relating to, or resembling the carp
noun
  1. any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea

Word Origin

C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp
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