grass carp

noun

Definition of grass carp

: an herbivorous cyprinid fish (Ctenopharyngodon idella) of eastern Asia that has been introduced elsewhere to control aquatic weeds

called also white amur

Examples of grass carp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a few hypotheses as to what might be attracting the grass carp. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 2 June 2021 The removal of the invasive fish comes in response to the discovery of 39 silver carp and 12 grass carp in the Pool 8 region in 2020, as well as an additional eight carp caught in the area this year. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Apr. 2021 The silver and grass carp were caught in shallow backwaters of the river's Pool 8, near La Crosse, Wis., just above the southernmost lock and dam in Minnesota. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 The intensive effort was designed as part of a response to the capture of 39 silver carp and 12 grass carp in Pool 8 in March 2020. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2021 Although grass carp are not desirable for fishing, using sterile carp would ensure the population would die out once its work was done. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 25 Mar. 2021 Four major species of Asian carp are found in Kentucky: grass carp, black carp, silver carp and big head carp. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 25 Mar. 2021 In Arkansas, where this all started, biologists stocked DeGray Lake with sterile grass carp, as well as a fly native to Pakistan whose larvae eat hydrilla. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 25 Mar. 2021 There are actually four different types of carp native to Eurasia: bighead, silver, black and grass carp. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of grass carp

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Grass carp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass%20carp. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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