Definition of Leather carp

1. Noun. Scaleless domestic carp.

Generic synonyms: Cyprinus Carpio, Domestic Carp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leather Carp

least weasel
least weasels
leather carp (current term)
leather cheerio
leather cheerios
leather fern
leather flower
leather leaf
leather leafs
leather lunged
leather queen
leather soap
leather strip
leather working
leatherback turtle

Literary usage of Leather carp

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1. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1882)
"At the present time, leather-carp of a beautiful golden brown color are greatly in demand in Germany; they are never called "gold-carp.,*1 but invariably ..."

2. The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory, William Phipps Blake (1915)
"... with but two or three irregular rows of large scales along the back; and (3) the leather-carp, which is scaleless, with a thick, soft, velvety skin. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"leather carp. Figs. 401-403, varieties of the domestic carp. Successful attempts have been made in France in breeding plankton for both fish fry and for ..."

4. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"The "leather carp," which has on the back either only a few scales or none at all, and possesses a thick, soft skin, which feels velvety to the touch. ..."

5. The Anglo-Saxon Review by Randolph Spencer Churchill (1901)
"In the case of the leather carp (Carpio cyprinus) fish culture in Germany is ... The leather carp was imported into America by the Fishery Department from ..."

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