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Koi vs. Koji

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Koinoun

Ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), of Japan and eastern Asia with red-gold or white coloring.

Kojinoun

A mold, Aspergillus oryzae, used in the manufacture of miso, amasake, sake, etc.

Koi

Koi (鯉, English: , Japanese: [koꜜi]) or more specifically nishikigoi (錦鯉, Japanese: [ɲiɕi̥kiꜜɡoi], literally ), are colored varieties of the Amur carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi is an informal name for the colored variants of C. rubrofuscus kept for ornamental purposes.

‘brocaded carp’;

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