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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.
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noun
  1. a cyprinoid fish.
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Origin of cyprinoid

1840–50; < Latin cyprīn(us) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -oid
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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)

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  • 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
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noun
  1. any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp
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