A silvery freshwater fish of the carp family, which is fished commercially in eastern Europe. Also called ide.
- Leuciscus idus, family Cyprinidae. See also golden orfe.
- The big main lake in front of us has nearly eight hundred carp plus some orfe and tench.
- This is well stocked with a good head of roach, rudd, tench, bream, carp and orfe.
- The same lake is also good for mixed nets of ide and orfe with fish to 2lb.
Late 19th century: from German; perhaps related to French orphe, Latin orphus, and Greek orphos 'sea perch'.
Words that rhyme with orfecorf, morph, Orff, swarf, wharf, Whorf
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