Definition of koi
: a carp (Cyprinus carpio) bred especially in Japan for large size and a variety of colors and often stocked in ornamental ponds
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When you're not mesmerized by the view, there's an English garden with gazebos (and hummingbirds), koi pond with fountain and fire pit to keep you occupied outdoors.
The grounds also include Japanese-English gardens, koi ponds and a tennis court.
Sunlight filtered down from above, dappling bamboo and rain trees, illuminating tropical birds and casting pocket-mirror flashes on mossy koi ponds.
Although the koi need to be recharged every four hours, their inventor – University of Essex roboticist Huosheng Hu – plans subsequent models that'll swim to their chargers.
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Origin and Etymology of koi
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
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