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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a carp or other cyprinid fish.
  • n. A cyprinoid fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling fish of the order Cypriniformes - carps, minnows and loaches.
  • n. A fish of that order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like the carp (Cyprinus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Carplike; cyprine; pertaining to or having the characters of the Cyprinoidea.
  • n. A carp or carp-like fish; a fish of cyprinoid character; one of the Cyprinoidea.

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

  • adj. of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae

Etymologies

From New Latin Cyprīnoīdea, suborder name : Cyprīnus, type genus; see cyprinid + -oīdea, neuter pl. of -oīdēs, -oid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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