crucian carp

crucian carp
a common cyprinid, Carassius carassius, that closely resembles the wild form of goldfish, occurring in streams in most parts of Europe and northern Asia.
[1755-65; earlier crusion, prob. < LG (with pl. ending -en interpreted as sing.) Krunsch, Kruutsch, MLG Karûsse (cf. D Karuts, G Karausche), perh. ult. < L coracinus < Gk korakînos a fish of the Nile]

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