noun, plural tench·es, (especially collectively) tench.
Origin of tench
Examples from the Web for tench
The Tench, is a great lover of large Red worms first dipt in Tar.The School of Recreation (1696 edition)|Robert Howlett
Every one has heard of tickling trout: the tench is almost equally amenable to titillation.The Gamekeeper at Home|Richard Jefferies
But have we no chance of catching any carp, or tench, or perch?Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Carp and tench are exceedingly shy fish and both prefer muddy and weedy ponds to a clear running stream.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
Here she passed the winter, and cleared the mud of every tench, every leech, and every snail.Grim: The Story of a Pike|Svend Fleuron