Glossary

A collection of Koi-related terms collected by members over the years.  Please, if we are missing any or any corrections that need to be made, let us know by dropping us an email at webmaster@koisociety.org

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Glossaries

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Term Definition
Kabuto
Helmet. Metallic sheen ON head of black koi.
Kado
Edge
Kado Gin
A scale variety of the kinginrin WHERE highly reflective surface IS restricted TO the edge of the scale.
Kagami
Mirror scales TO the dorsal AND lateral surfaces of the koi of the doitsu type.
Kagamigoi
Mirror carp, doitsu, german scaled.
Kage
Shadow.
Kage Showa
A shadowed showa.  Usually benched Kawarigoi
Kage zumi
Shadow sumi.
Kaku
Square.
Kaku TAN
Square hi ON head.
Kakuzumi
Square sumi. ROUND sumi IS called maruzumi.
Kamisori Giwa
Razor cut kiwa. Used TO DESCRIBE the shape of kiwa AT the TRAILING edge of the hi plates. It means that the kiwa IS sharp AND straight.
Kana
Male
Kanoko
Fawn. Hi dotting the center of shiroji scales.
Kao
Face.