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n. pl. tench or tench·es
An edible Eurasian freshwater fish (Tinca tinca) having small scales and two barbels near the mouth.
[Middle English tenche, from Old French, from Late Latin tinca, probably of Celtic origin.]
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(Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Tinca tinca, having a thickset dark greenish body with a barbel at each side of the mouth
[C14: from Old French tenche, from Late Latin tinca]
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n., pl. tench•es, (esp. collectively) tench.
a Eurasian freshwater food fish, Tinca tinca, that can survive short periods out of water.
[1350–1400; Middle English tenche < Middle French, Old French < Late Latin tinca]
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|Noun||1.||tench - freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water|
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
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