Origin of loach
Examples from the Web for loach
The temperature of the principal spring is 75°; it contains abundance of fish—a loach and cyprinoid.
It abounds in loach, and there are valuable salmon fisheries.
This Loach is a Cobitis propria, it has the usual form of that genus, the spots are disposed irregularly, rarely becoming banded.
At times he wants to eat a dish of loach from Phalerum; I seize my dish and fly to fetch him some.The Birds|Aristophanes
Cyprinidæ, are by far the most common; one loach, and one of Macrognathus.
Word Origin for loach
small edible European fish, mid-14c., from Old French loche (13c.), also, in dialect, "slug," of unknown origin (see discussion in Gamillscheg).