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koi

[ koi ]
/ kɔɪ /
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noun

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

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Origin of koi

1720–30; <Japanese, earlier kowi<kofi,Old Japanese kwofi<*kwopi carp
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British Dictionary definitions for koi

koi
/ (kɔɪ) /

noun

any of various ornamental forms of the common carp

Word Origin for koi

Japanese
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