- any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth.
Origin of loach
Examples from the Web for loach
Historical Examples of loach
It abounds in loach, and there are valuable salmon fisheries.
The pond beyond the garden contained a quantity of carp and loach.A Nobleman's Nest
The loach and the bullhead are fairly hardy, but have little other attraction.
At times he wants to eat a dish of loach from Phalerum; I seize my dish and fly to fetch him some.The Birds
Notwithstanding, we have the same Loach as you have, in Bigness.A New Voyage to Carolina
- 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
- 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)
small edible European fish, mid-14c., from Old French loche (13c.), also, in dialect, "slug," of unknown origin (see discussion in Gamillscheg).