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This is the entry for carp from Maplet's A Greene Forest.

Of the Carpe.

The Carpe is a kinde of fish well knowne of us: she is arayed in all hir whole bodie with hir coate of fence that is stiffe scales of meane & indifferent bignesse: insomuch that there hath bene found of this kinde some waying ten pound: she is of very soft flesh & phloegmatike: with the Germanes it is called Karpff. Erasmus called it in Latine Carpa, when as other called it Carpio.