Carasius vulgaris
Crucian carp Cru"cian carp` (-shan k?rp`). [Cf. Sw. karussa, G. karausche, F. carousse, -assin, corassin, LL. coracinus, Gr. ????? a sort of fish.] (Zo["o]l.) A kind of European carp ({Carasius vulgaris}), inferior to the common carp; -- called also {German carp}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The gibel or Prussian carp is now generally considered a variety of the crucian carp, or perhaps a hybrid between it and the common carp. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crucian carp — Cru cian carp ( shan k?rp ). [Cf. Sw. karussa, G. karausche, F. carousse, assin, corassin, LL. coracinus, Gr. ????? a sort of fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of European carp ({Carasius vulgaris}), inferior to the common carp; called also {German carp} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German carp — Crucian carp Cru cian carp ( shan k?rp ). [Cf. Sw. karussa, G. karausche, F. carousse, assin, corassin, LL. coracinus, Gr. ????? a sort of fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of European carp ({Carasius vulgaris}), inferior to the common carp; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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