grass carp
noun Date: 1885 an herbivorous cyprinid fish (Ctenopharyngodon idella) of eastern Asia that has been introduced elsewhere to control aquatic weeds — called also white amur

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grass Carp — Juvenile Grass Carp Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • grass carp — grass′ carp n. ich a large weed eating carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, orig. native to China …   From formal English to slang

  • grass carp — n. a large, weed eating carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) brought to the U.S. from E Asia to consume the plants in clogged waterways, lakes, etc.; white amur …   English World dictionary

  • grass carp — noun : an herbivorous cyprinid fish (Ctenopharyngodon idella) of eastern Asia that has been introduced elsewhere to control aquatic weeds called also white amur * * * a large carp of the genus Ctenopharyngodon, of southern Chinese inland waters,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass carp — baltasis amūras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ctenopharyngodon idella angl. Chinese carp; grass carp rus. белый амур ryšiai: platesnis terminas – baltieji amūrai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • grass carp — a large carp of the genus Ctenopharyngodon, of southern Chinese inland waters, that grazes on water weeds. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • grass carp — noun a large Chinese freshwater fish, farmed for food in SE Asia. [Ctenopharyngodon idella.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • grass carp rhabdovirus — a virus infecting young grass carp at 23ºC; relationship to other rhabdoviruses unknown …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Carp — Taxobox name = Carp image width = 200px image caption = Common carp, Cyprinus carpio regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Osteichthyes ordo = Cypriniformes familia = Cyprinidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Abramis… …   Wikipedia

  • carp — carp1 carper, n. /kahrp/, v.i. 1. to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. n. 2. a peevish complaint. [1200 50; ME carpen to speak, prate < ON karpa to brag, wrangle] Syn.… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”