Loach Loach (l[=o]ch), n. [OE. loche, F. loche.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small, fresh-water, cyprinoid fishes of the genera {Cobitis}, {Nemachilus}, and allied genera, having six or more barbules around the mouth. They are found in Europe and Asia. The common European species ({Nemachilus barbatulus}) is used as a food fish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Loach — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Keith Loach (* 1975), kanadischer Skeletonpilot Ken Loach (* 1936), britischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor Lonnie Loach (* 1968), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler und trainer Mike Loach (* 1976),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • loach — (n.) small edible European fish, mid 14c., from O.Fr. loche (13c.), also, in dialect, slug, of unknown origin (see discussion in Gamillscheg) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Loach — This very unusual and interesting surname, is generally accepted as being English and specifically from the Midlands. It is certainly a midlands surname, but its origins are in fact French! It derives from loche , and old French word which… …   Surnames reference

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