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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a natural family of fishes including the carp; tench; roach; rudd; and dace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of fresh-water fishes, typified by the genus Cyprinus (the carp), of varying limits with different authors.
  • In conchology, a family of siphonate bivalve mollusks, taking name from the genus Cyprina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace

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  • Common carp are of the cyprinidae family, the largest group of freshwater fish.

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  • Carp is a name for various kinds of freshwater fish belongs to the family of cyprinidae, a very huge number of native fish in Europe and Asia.

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