Glossary

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Term Definition
Ma
Wild, as in magoi - wild type koi.
Madaragoi
Dappled pattern nishikigoi.
Mado
Window. Small shiroji areas occuring on hi plates or sumi patches that look like windows. Weak point/injury.
Madoaki
Window on hi pattern.
Maesashi
See sashi; in front (of); before (e.g. the house);
Magoi
Mud carp.
Maki-go-fukai
Deep wrapping. Same as makibara.
Maki-go-okii
Large wrapping of red around the abdomen, formerly disliked, but now popular.
Makiagari
Wrap up. The term used to describe sumi that wraps up on utsuri, showa, in which the sumi rises from belly to shoulder.
Makibara
A desirable hi patterns extend down over the lateral lines on the belly, especially on kohaku and sanke.
Makikomi
Pattern extending from the upper area to the abdomen.
Makisagari
Wrap down. Refers to hi plate wrapping down from back to belly.
Mameshibori
Lighter ground color in goshiki.
Maru
Round
Maruten
Round Hi pattern on head.
Maruzome
Rounded kiwa. Kiwa that follows the scallop-shape of the scales. Also called tama giwa.
Matsuba
Pinecone. Body ground pattern that has scales with dark Ai (indigo) core throughout the body.
Matsukawabake
Black and white koi where pattern transposes over time.
Me
Eyes.
Medaira
Imaginary line that runs between the eyes. The ideal pattern entry point on the head.
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