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carps


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carp  \Carp\,  n.;  pl  {Carp},  formerly  {Carps}.  [Cf.  Icel.  karfi 
  Dan.  karpe  Sw  karp,  OHG.  charpho  G.  karpfen  F.  carpe,  LL 
  carpa.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fresh-water  herbivorous  fish  ({Cyprinus  carpio}.).  Several 
  other  species  of  {Cyprinus},  {Catla},  and  {Carassius}  are 
  called  carp.  See  {Cruclan  carp}. 
 
  Note:  The  carp  was  originally  from  Asia,  whence  it  was  early 
  introduced  into  Europe,  where  it  is  extensively  reared 
  in  artificial  ponds.  Within  a  few  years  it  has  been 
  introduced  into  America,  and  widely  distributed  by  the 
  government.  Domestication  has  produced  several 
  varieties,  as  the  leather  carp,  which  is  nearly  or 
  quite  destitute  of  scales,  and  the  mirror  carp,  which 
  has  only  a  few  large  scales.  Intermediate  varieties 
  occur. 
 
  {Carp  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  crustacean,  of  the  genus 
  {Argulus},  parasitic  on  carp  and  allied  fishes.  See 
  {Branchiura}. 
 
  {Carp  mullet}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  ({Moxostoma  carpio})  of  the 
  Ohio  River  and  Great  Lakes,  allied  to  the  suckers. 
 
  {Carp  sucker}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  name  given  to  several  species  of 
  fresh-water  fishes  of  the  genus  Carpiodes  in  the  United 
  States;  --  called  also  quillback. 




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