Definition of tench
: a cyprinid fish (Tinca tinca) native to Eurasia but introduced in the U.S. and noted for its ability to survive in poorly oxygenated waters
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Tench was already serving a five-year prison sentence when the murder trial began, records show.
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Origin and Etymology of tench
Middle English, from Anglo-French tenche, from Late Latin tinca
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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