\ ˈtench How to pronounce tench (audio) \
plural tench or tenches

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. Evan Macdonald, cleveland.com, "5 killings, 2 counties: How cases against man accused in Stark and Cuyahoga County killings will unfold," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of tench

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tench

Middle English, from Anglo-French tenche, from Late Latin tinca

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