invasive carp

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invasive carp (plural invasive carp or invasive carps)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see invasive,‎ carp.
  2. (euphemistic, US) Asian carp.
    • 2014 June 23, Cheryl K. Chumley, “Minnesota renames the ‘Asian carp’ to avoid hurting Asians’ feelings”, in The Washington Times:
      Minnesota’s governor recently signed a new bill into law that renames the “Asian carp” because the Asian community might find it offensive. / CBS reported that the bill, passed by the Senate in April and signed by the governor in late May, came about “in response to concern by some people that the current term casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.” / The new name: “Invasive carp,” Mediaite reported.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mandated by law for official State business in Minnesota because Asian carp might be offensive to those of Asian heritage.