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Any of various Eurasian and African freshwater fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families of the order Cypriniformes, having barbels around the mouth.
[Middle English loche, from Old French, possibly from Vulgar Latin *laukka, slug, loach, perhaps from Gaulish *leuca, slug, loach, feminine (attested as a feminine name Leuca), of Gaulish *leucos, bright, light (slugs perhaps originally being so called in reference to their whitish, glistening appearance, while the elongated, mottled body and barbels of Cobitis taenia, a European loach esteemed as a food fish, were later likened to the body and ommatophores of the leopard slug Limax maximus, a large, common slug of Europe); see leuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth
[C14: from Old French loche, of obscure origin]
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any slender freshwater fish of the family Cobitidae, having barbels around the mouth.
[1325–75; Middle English loche < Middle French]
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|Noun||1.||loach - slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishes|
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
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loach[ləʊtʃ] N → locha f
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n → Schmerle f
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