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tench

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noun \ˈtench\

Definition of tench

plural tench or tenches

  1. :  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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