Cru"cian carp` (-shan k?rp`). [Cf. Sw. karussa, G. karausche, F. carousse, -assin, corassin, LL. coracinus, Gr. a sort of fish.] Zool.

A kind of European carp (Carasius vulgaris), inferior to the common carp; -- called also German carp.

⇒ 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.


© Webster 1913.