[ si-prahy-nid, sip-ruh- ]
/ sɪˈpraɪ nɪd, ˈsɪp rə- /


any fish belonging to the Cyprinidae, or minnow family.


carplike in form or structure.

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Origin of cyprinid

1890–95; < New Latin Cyprinidae name of family, equivalent to Cyprīn(us) genus name (< Latin < Greek kyprînos carp) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cyprinid


/ (sɪˈpraɪnɪd, ˈsɪprɪnɪd) /


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


of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
resembling a carp; cyprinoid

Word Origin for cyprinid

C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos

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