noun \ˈtench\
plural tench or tench·es

Definition of TENCH

:  a cyprinid fish (Tinca tinca) native to Eurasia but introduced in the United States and noted for its ability to survive in poorly oxygenated waters

Origin of TENCH

Middle English, from Anglo-French tenche, from Late Latin tinca
First Known Use: 13th century


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