Definition of Domestic carp
1. Noun. Large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest.
Generic synonyms: Carp
Group relationships: Cyprinus, Genus Cyprinus
Specialized synonyms: Leather Carp, Mirror Carp
Terms within: Carp
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Domestic Carp
Literary usage of Domestic carp
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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"401-403, varieties of the domestic carp. Successful attempts have been made in France in breeding plankton for both fish fry and for fattening oysters ..."