Definition of Prussian carp in US English:

Prussian carp


  • A freshwater fish native to eastern Europe, Carassius gibelio (family Cyprinidae), often regarded as a form of the crucian carp (C. carassius) or as a wild subspecies of the goldfish (C. auratus).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Yarrell (1784–1856), zoologist.