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tench

[ tench ]
/ tɛntʃ /
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noun, plural tench·es, (especially collectively) tench.
a freshwater food fish, Tinca tinca, of Europe and Asia that can survive short periods out of water.
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Origin of tench

1350–1400; Middle English tenche<Middle French, Old French <Late Latin tinca
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British Dictionary definitions for tench

tench
/ (tɛntʃ) /

noun
a European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Tinca tinca, having a thickset dark greenish body with a barbel at each side of the mouth

Word Origin for tench

C14: from Old French tenche, from Late Latin tinca
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