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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Hand-reared for their color and beauty, koi carp have become an iconic symbol of Japan that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and even participate in fishy beauty contests.
Externally there is approximately 1/3 acre of garden including an impressive koi carp pond.
Volunteers had introduced koi carp to the recently-restored lake at Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury.
Pest koi carp will be processed as a native plant fertiliser in a dune restoration programme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.
Ciara Shields from North Belfast snapped the bird moments after it swooped on a neighbour's pond and took a koi carp.
KOI carp, cars and jewellery have been stolen in burglaries across Nuneaton.
The two-year-olds died last Saturday after somehow ending up in a Koi carp tank at the family home in Dalgety Bay, Fife.
The previous resident ran a firm selling Koi carp from the property.
The beautiful landscaped gardens are both attractive and productive, including a stunning koi carp pond and vegetable patch.
The stolen fish are Koi Carp and Shubunkins, some of which the owner, a man aged in his 70s, had owned for more than 15 years.
A substance believed to be fertiliser was also put into a pond and killed 12 koi carp.
I've also got a lovely koi carp pond and it's time to clean out the filters, which isn't the most glamorous job in the world.