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Plural: karpie

Language: Polish

Description: Carp. The carp is a freshwater fish of ponds and sluggish rivers, popular in eastern Europe but originating in Asia. They are usually sold whole, although they can grow to an enormous size. They are inclined to be at their best in winter when the creamy-coloured, firm flesh tastes less muddy. Carp are served traditionally on Christmas Day in much of Eastern Europe but they are eaten in many parts of the world. They are a constituent of gefilte fish. The soft roes are very sought-after. In Poland carp is traditionally served on Christmas Eve.

Carp. The "James Farrow Memorial Trophy" is competed for annually in a 24 hour sponsored carp fishing contest, with all proceeds going to a children's charity. James was an avid angler who had an incredible passion and devotion towards his sport and the wildlife and nature which surrounded him. He died just short of his 18th birthday and only hours after achieving his ambition of landing a huge carp from a very difficult water. The trophy is a tribute to his passion, competed for by like-minded anglers who share the true fisherman's values

Pronounced: KARP
Latin: Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ethnicity: Polish
Most frequent country: Poland

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