koi

koi

[koi]
noun
any of various colorful cultivated forms of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, apparently originating in Japan and other parts of eastern temperate Asia.

Origin:
1720–30; < Japanese, earlier kowi < kofi, Old Japanese kwofi < *kwopi carp

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koi (kɔɪ)
 
n
any of various ornamental forms of the common carp
 
[Japanese]

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Main Entry:  koi
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any of various bright-colored carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Japan and eastern Asia
Example:  Koi is a popular aquarium and ornamental pond fish.
Usage:  pl. koi
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