cyprinoid

[sip-ruh-noid, si-prahy-noid]
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adjective

resembling a carp; belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a group of fishes including the carps, suckers, and loaches.

noun

a cyprinoid fish.

Origin of cyprinoid

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

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
of, relating to, or resembling the carp

noun

any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea

Word Origin for cyprinoid

C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp
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