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 Schools of small fish were seen in abundance over the weekend as well as several large grass carp. al, 31 Aug. 2022 The only one of the four species found in Lake Erie so far is the grass carp. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 30 Jan. 2022 Within a decade of the grass carp's arrival, Arkansas fish farmers would import three other carp species: black, bighead and silver. jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 The boxes contained dozens of juvenile grass carp, a species native to Asia and famous for taking to forests of seaweed like locusts to crops. jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Adult grass carp consume aquatic plants, which serve as food and habitat for native fish. Arkansas Online, 13 Aug. 2021 There are four species of invasive carp in Missouri rivers -- bighead carp, black carp, grass carp and silver carp. Arkansas Online, 13 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of grass carp

1885, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2022

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“Grass carp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass%20carp. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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