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OTHER WORDS FROM carpcarper, noun
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Definition for carp (2 of 4)
noun, plural (especially collectively) carp, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) carps.
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How to use carp in a sentence
Grass carp are actually pretty territorial—I’ve stood for 45 minutes in a specific area because I was waiting for one particular fish that was really big.
A single, large carp can release hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time, she notes.
They fed eight mallard ducks thousands of fish eggs from two species of carp.
This includes some carp species that were introduced in the southern United States in the 1970s.
A single carp can release hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time, Vincze says.Fish eggs can hatch after being eaten and pooped out by ducks|Carolyn Wilke|June 29, 2020|Science News
Bringing in more revenue than most African governments is hardly reason to carp.Google 2011 Results Show Growth, But Can Tech Giant Thrive in Long Run?|Zachary Karabell|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!
Instead, they gave Americans tax cuts, defense hikes, and middle class spending, leaving Democrats to carp about deficits.
I'm not enamored of a straight meat diet as a rule, but that evening I was in no mood to carp at anything half-way eatable.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He, for one, did not carp at Aunt Rachel's declaration that they were intended to spend time and eternity together.At Last|Marion Harland
A fountain tinkled and fat carp swam about in the fluted marble basin.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
If it has humour, deplore its lack of thoughtfulness; if it is grave, carp at its lack of gaiety.How to Fail in Literature|Andrew Lang
It would be idle to carp at any means when the end is so thoroughly good.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies