Definition of shubunkin in English:


Syllabification: shu·bun·kin
Pronunciation: /SHo͞oˈbəNGkin, ˈSHo͞obənˌkin


  • A goldfish of an ornamental variety, having black spots, red patches, and long fins and tail.
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    • They said that they had seen shubunkins with the beautiful colors and they couldn't detect scales.
    • Both comets and shubunkins work well in most ponds and require a lot less maintenance than koi.
    • I have no experience with the crossbreeding of commons and shubunkins so it's just a guess on my behalf.


early 20th century: from Japanese.

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