Tench Tench, n. [OF. tenche, F. tanche, L. tinca.] (Zo["o]l.) A European fresh-water fish ({Tinca tinca}, or {Tinca vulgaris}) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life. [1913 Webster]

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  • tench — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a freshwater fish of the carp family, popular with anglers. ORIGIN Old French tenche, from Latin tinca …   English terms dictionary

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  • tench — [[t]te̱ntʃ[/t]] N VAR (tench is both the singular and the plural form.) Tench are dark green European fish that live in lakes and rivers …   English dictionary

  • tench — UK [tentʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms tench : singular tench plural tenches a fish that lives in European rivers and lakes …   English dictionary

  • tench — [[t]tɛntʃ[/t]] n. pl. tench•es, (esp. collectively)tench. ich a Eurasian freshwater food fish, Tinca tinca, that can survive short periods out of water • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME tenche < MF, OF < LL tinca …   From formal English to slang

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