from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short, thick, broad fish, of a deep-yellow color, the Carassius carassius, or German carp, of the family Cyprinidæ.
  • Noting those stars which have a spectrum of the type of that of β Crucis, of which the most extraordinary character is the presence of many oxygen lines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small greenish-brown carp, Carassius carassius, that is farmed in parts of Europe


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