a European cyprinid fish, Carassius carassius, with a dark-green back, a golden-yellow undersurface, and reddish dorsal and tail fins: an aquarium fish
Word Origin for crucian
C18: from Low German Karusse
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Historical Examples of crucian
A close ally of the carp is the Crucian carp, Cyprinus carassius, chiefly distinguished by the absence of barbels.