Definition of crucian in English:

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crucian

Pronunciation: /ˈkro͞oSHən/
(also crucian carp)

noun

A small olive-green to reddish-brown European carp of still or slow-moving waters, important as a farmed fish in eastern Europe.
  • Carassius carassius, family Cyprinidae.
Example sentences
  • Ron likes the match lake as it has a good head of mixed fish including carp, roach, bream, orfe, crucians and some good koi.
  • However, pike, salmon, sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, carp, crucian carp, tench, chub, barbel, zander and other exotic species have all been caught.
  • There are also rudd, bream, eels, gudgeon, crucian carp, tench, minnows, perch, sticklebacks, the odd trout, pike and barbel present.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Low German karusse, karutze, perhaps based on Latin coracinus, from Greek korax 'raven', also denoting a black fish found in the Nile.

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Syllabification: cru·cian

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