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hardy freshwater fish, Cyprinus carpio, the largest member of the minnow family; it is also known as the common carp. A native of Black, Caspian, and Aral sea basins of Eurasia, the carp has been introduced widely elsewhere in the world and has become so well
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A slender, tactile process near the mouth in certain fishes, such as catfishes.
Any European fresh-water fish in the genus Barbus.
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1. any of several slender tactile spines or bristles that hang from the jaws of certain fishes, such as the catfish and carp
2. any of several European cyprinid fishes of the genus Barbus, esp B. barbus, that resemble the carp but have a longer body and pointed snout
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