koi

noun
\ˈkȯi \
plural koi

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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Following an apology tour, Paul released a glossy video dedicated to suicide awareness before returning to vlogging such high-quality content as tasing a dead rat and treating a live koi fish like a toy boat. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Logan Paul is filming a documentary about his controversial 2018," 5 July 2018 The manicured grounds, which include two outdoor fireplaces, fountain features and a koi pond, were done by landscape architect Mark Rios and feng shui consultant David Cho. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "'West Wing' star Rob Lowe seeks $47 million for empty nest in Montecito," 30 June 2018 On May 2, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside welcomed several community leaders as well as members of the Houston Zoo aquarium team to commemorate the return of the koi fish to the indoor sanctuary within the atrium lobby in the Energy Corridor. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Koi fish make a triumphant return to the Energy Corridor," 21 May 2018 The large, natural koi pond has underwater bubblers and ornamental grass on its sandy edge. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Photos: Log cabin in Metamora creates lavish comforts of home," 22 June 2018 The grounds also include a reflecting pool, a koi pond, rose and vegetable gardens, a swimming pool, a fire pit and a tennis court with two observation areas. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Rob Lowe Asks $47 Million for California Estate," 22 June 2018 The grounds have something for everyone, including a reflecting pool, koi pond, rose and vegetable gardens, an outdoor kitchen featuring a wood-burning pizza oven, a swimming pool and spa and tennis and sports courts. Nick Maslow, PEOPLE.com, "Rob Lowe and Wife Sheryl's Stunning Montecito Mansion Is on the Market for $47 Million," 22 June 2018 Outside on the property are a bluestone patio and grill, an outdoor fireplace, a waterfall, a koi pond and a heated three-car garage with a one-bedroom coach house above it. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "TreeHouse Foods CEO paid $2.3 million for Hinsdale mansion," 19 June 2018 Visitors can also relax in a wooden gazebo that overlooks a picturesque koi pond, planted with water lilies and grasses. Jill K. Robinson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Santa Barbara serenity abounds in region’s 5 best public gardens," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of koi

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for koi

Japanese

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