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crucian carp

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