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koi

Syllabification: koi
(also koi carp)

Definition of koi in English:

noun (plural same)

A common carp of a large ornamental variety, originally bred in Japan.
Example sentences
  • There were also a few small carp and a couple of koi carp in the bag.
  • Compare those with neon tetras or Japanese koi.
  • Fairly recently I have been fishing fisheries in Devon that contain koi and ghost carp.

Origin

early 18th century: from Japanese, 'carp'.

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