koi

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koi

 (koi)
n. pl. koi
A variety of carp (Cyprinus carpio) developed in Japan and widely raised as an ornamental fish for its bright color patterns.

[Japanese, carp.]

koi

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

koi

(kɔɪ)

n., pl. kois, koi.
any colorful form of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, cultivated for garden ponds, esp. in Japan.
[1720–30; < Japanese]
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Here are three favorites with year-round foliage color: Goshiki False Holly has five different colors throughout the year.
7 -- color) A goshiki koi has five colors - red, white, black, blue and gray - while the asagi has the reticulated blue.
Among the varieties are Purpureus which has deep, glossy, dark purple leaves, almost black, when they are young, Variegatus, which is smaller growing and has creamy margins to the leaves and Goshiki, also known as Tricolour.