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carp



Pronunciation: (kärp), [key]
v.i.
to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors.

n.
a peevish complaint.

carp



Pronunciation: (kärp), [key]
n.,
pl. (esp. collectively) carp, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) carps.

1. a large freshwater cyprinid fish, Cyprinus carpio, native to Asia but widely introduced in tropical and temperate waters: an important food fish in many countries.
2. any of various other fishes of the family Cyprinidae.

-carp




a combining form occurring in compounds that denote a part of a fruit or fruiting body: endocarp.

carp.




carpentry.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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