loach

[ lohch ]
/ loʊtʃ /

noun

any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth.

Origin of loach

1325–75; Middle English loche < Middle French
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British Dictionary definitions for loach (1 of 2)

loach

/ (ləʊtʃ) /

noun

any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth

Word Origin for loach

C14: from Old French loche, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for loach (2 of 2)

Loach

/ (ləʊtʃ) /

noun

Ken (neth). born 1936, British television and film director; his works for television include Cathy Come Home (1966) and his films include Kes (1970), Riff-Raff (1991), Bread and Roses (2000), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), and The Angels' Share (2012)
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