tench

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noun \ˈtench\

Definition of tench

plural

tench

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tenches

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of tench

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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