- nouna family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace• Syn: ↑family Cyprinidae• Hypernyms: ↑fish family• Member Meronyms:↑cyprinid, ↑cyprinid fish, ↑carp, ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑Leuciscus, ↑genus Leuciscus, ↑Notropis, ↑genus Notropis, ↑Notemigonus, ↑genus Notemigonus, ↑Rutilus, ↑genus Rutilus, ↑Scardinius, ↑genus Scardinius, ↑Phoxinus, ↑genus Phoxinus, ↑Gobio, ↑genus Gobio, ↑Carassius, ↑genus Carassius
* * *I. \\sə̇ˈprinəˌdē, -rīn-\ noun pluralUsage: capitalized: a large family (order Ostariophysi) of freshwater fishes (as the carps, barbels, tenches, breams, goldfishes, chubs, dace, shiners, and most of the freshwater minnows) that have a single dorsal fin, a somewhat protractile mouth destitute of teeth except for a few on the pharyngeal bones, the body nearly always covered with cycloid scales, and the air bladder large and divided into two partsII. noun pluralUsage: capitalizedin some classifications : a family of thick-shelled marine bivalve mollusks (suborder Submytilacea) comprising the black quahog and certain related mollusks
Useful english dictionary. 2012.