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Meaning of "mirror carp" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MIRROR CARP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MIRROR CARP

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Mirror carp is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MIRROR CARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mirror carp

Mirror carp

Mirror carp are a type of fish, commonly found in the United Kingdom and Europe. The name "Mirror Carp" originates from their scales' resemblance to mirrors. They can grow in excess of 60lb - the last few British record fish have all been mirror carp. The difference between mirror and its wild ancestor, the common carp is both genetic and visual - biologically they are similar. The mirror carp was the first mutation of common carp, owing to two alternative genes, the S allele and the N allele. The genetic term for a mirror carp is "ssnn". Common carp have an even, regular scale pattern, whereas mirrors have irregular and patchy scaling, making many fish unique and possible to identify individual fish by sight, leading to most carp in the UK over 40 lb being nicknamed. This lack of scales is widely believed to have been bred in by monks in order to make the fish easier to prepare for the table. The current British record is a carp known as 'Two tone' due to its colouration, caught from Conningbrook Lake in Kent and weighing in at 67 lb 14oz.'Two Tone' was found dead in his lake on August 14, 2010.

Definition of mirror carp in the English dictionary

The definition of mirror carp in the dictionary is a variety of the common carp with reduced scales, giving a smooth shiny body surface.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MIRROR CARP

mirkiness
mirky
mirligoes
mirliton
miro
miromiro
Mirren
mirror
mirror ball
mirror canon
mirror finish
mirror image
mirror lens
mirror site
mirror symmetry
mirror writing
mirror-like
mirrored
mirrorwise
mirth

WORDS THAT END LIKE MIRROR CARP

anthocarp
apocarp
archicarp
ascocarp
carp
crucian carp
dipterocarp
endocarp
epicarp
escarp
exocarp
mesocarp
pericarp
podocarp
Polycarp
procarp
pyrenocarp
rhizocarp
scarp
sporocarp

Synonyms and antonyms of mirror carp in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «mirror carp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MIRROR CARP

Find out the translation of mirror carp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mirror carp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mirror carp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

镜鲤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carpa espejo
570 millions of speakers

English

mirror carp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दर्पण कार्प
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الكارب المرآة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зеркальный карп
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carpa espelho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিরর কার্প
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

carpe miroir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cermin karp
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spiegelkarpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鏡鯉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거울 잉어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mirror carp
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

gương cá chép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்ணாடி கார்ப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिरर कार्प
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ayna sazanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carpa specchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lustro karp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дзеркальний короп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oglindă crap
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυπρίνος καθρέφτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spieël karp
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

spegel karp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

speil karpe
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIRROR CARP»

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Genetic Resources of Common Carp at the Fish Culture ...
BIKAL MIRROR CARP ! II 2. DINNYES MIRROR CARP 14 3. FELS_SOMOGY MIRROR CARP 17 4. GOD MIRROR CARP 20 5. HORTOBAGY MIRROR CARP 23 6. NAGYATAD MIRROR CARP 27 7. PALKONYA MIRROR CARP 30 8.
J. Bakos, S. Gorda, 2001
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Genetics and Breeding of Common Carp
The Mirror carp hâve fewer, larger scales, and commonly hâve sections of skin which are not covered by scales at ail. Subséquent investigations (Kirpitchnikov and Balkashina 1935, 1936; Kirpitchnikov 1937, 1945, 1948; Golovinskaya 1940,  ...
Valentin Sergeevich Kirpichnikov, Roland Billard, 1999
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A Hatchery Manual for the Common, Chinese, and Indian Major ...
The Galician mirror carp has been particularly successful and is now used in a number of countries, principally Germany and Poland. It does particularly well in a continental climate (very cold winters/very hot summers) and in areas with poor  ...
V. G. Jhingran, Roger S. V. Pullin, 1985
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Pond Fisheries
These breeds differ from one another in external appearance (Figure 116), hereditary characters, and economic significance. The more tolerant and winter- hardy scale carp and mirror carp with scattered scales are more widely preferred for ...
F. Martyshev, 1983
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Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish
Three varieties of common carp exist—the scaleless leather carp, the partially scaled mirror carp, and the fully scaled common carp, which is the most abundant of the three. Identification. The common carp has a deep body form and a heavy ...
Ken Schultz, 2010
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Aquaculture of Cyprinids:
Hybrid crosses - for example, Israeli mirror carp X Taiwanese big belly and Dor 70 X local Hong Kong (Sin, 1982)- show marked heterosis. Further documentation of carp genetic resources, estimation of genetic parameters and breeding ...
Roland Billard, Jacqueline Marcel, 1986
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The Golden Tablet of Fishing
There are Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, and Golden Carp. A Mirror Carp looks just like a regular Carp except they have huge scales on them. If you took a common Carp and a Mirror Carp and they were the same exact size, the ...
Michael M Boncore, 2012
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Selection and Breeding Programs in Aquaculture
Mirror carp with some scales scattered around the body 3. Linear carp with scales in linear arrays along the body 4. Leather carp with very few scales. All these forms are found both in wild as well as in farmed common carp. The genotypes for ...
Trygve Gjedrem, 2005
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Carp genetic resources for aquaculture in Asia
(1994) analyzed the isozymes of German mirror carp, scattered mirror carp and their hybrid Songpu carp. Electrophoretic analysis of the isozyme patterns of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH*), esterase (EST*) and serum protein of C. carpio var.
David J. Penman, Modadugu V. Gupta, Madan Mohan Dey, 2005
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Freshwater Fishculture
It is represented by three varieties namely scale carp (Cyprinus carpio var communis), mirror carp (Cc. var specuolaris) and leather carp (C.c. var nudus). Scale carp is characterised by the presence of uniform scales throughout the body, ...
G.N. Vankhede, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIRROR CARP»

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Angling: Dave Pulman wins round seven of the Victoria Products …
Exeter angler Alan Hart banked a 15lbs mirror carp, Wayne Richards of Tiverton landed two commons to 13lbs 6oz together with a 4lbs tench ... «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
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Field and Stream - fish feed well in spite of dry spell
Over on Wadmill, Michael O'Neil landed mirror carp of 21lb 2oz and 19lb 14oz on Sticky Baits Krill. Malcolm Bates managed 13 carp to 15lb ... «Blackmore Vale Magazine, Jul 15»
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Natural History Museum dismisses giant carp Two Tone as …
Two Tone, a 45-year-old mirror carp weighing 67lb 14oz, was renowned among fisherman who spent weeks camped out by Conningbrook ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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End of the line for giant carp Two Tone after body 'rejected' by …
In life, he was the holy grail of angling: the biggest mirror carp in Britain, worth tens of thousands of pounds and so sought-after by obsessed ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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North Devon angling: Blakewell Fishery rewards skilful anglers
Kieren Taylor landed a fine mirror carp of 27lb 2oz from the beach swim. Paul Morris secured midweek victory on a windswept Tanners Lake, ... «North Devon Journal, Jul 15»
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70lb 4oz French carp on 'Big Fish Thursday'
'Big Fish Thursday' lived up to its name for Lee Hemsley, who banked this 70lb 4oz mirror carp on a trip to France. Many Brits visiting Europe ... «GoFishing UK, Jul 15»
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Evergreen Norman Knightley is top of the OAPs again
Mike Plews got his hands on a decent mirror carp at Wyboston Lakes. He saw the creature register 26lb 5oz on the scales on the Luton ... «Cambridge News, Jul 15»
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Angling Lines
Good catch reports from Coppice Pond, which include Paul Wilson's 23lb 2oz mirror carp. Few reports from river venues, although Charlie Dine ... «Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Jul 15»
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Bass, wrasse and carp for North Devon anglers
Justin Hooper caught a stunning 29lb mirror carp from Beatties lake on the Rhododendron swim. Don't forget, if you have any catch reports or ... «North Devon Gazette, Jul 15»
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Field and Stream - big chub wins Catch of the Month prize
Ross Jenna landed a 21lb common carp from Oak Lake, and Jo Terry had a new personal best mirror carp of 24lb 10oz, plus a 16lb 6oz ... «Blackmore Vale Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mirror carp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mirror-carp>. May 2020 ».
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