white amur

noun

plural white amur or white amurs
: grass carp
These aquatic weed eaters, known also as white amur, belong to one of those exotic species that can drastically alter their environment—and in doing so make it less suitable for other creatures …Carolyn Shea

Examples of white amur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the first week of the month, the canal system is replenished with a new batch of white amur fish trucked in from a fish farm in Arkansas, where they are grown in ponds. Trilce Estrada Olvera, The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2024 Daily bag limits in Tempe Town Lake are four catfish, four trout, two bass at least 13 inches long, 10 sunfish and one white amur at least 30 inches long, according to Arizona Game & Fish. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2023 The first introduction was the grass carp, or white amur, in the early 1960s. Jeff Wheelwright, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2012 There are bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish, hybrid bluegill, redear shellcrackers, fathead minnows, white amur and koi. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2021 But ever more uptown is the white amur, a vegetarian carp from Asia, commercially grown in Arkansas. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

partial translation of Russian bélyj amúr, after the amur River

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white amur was in 1957

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“White amur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20amur. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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