Definition of loach in English:

loach

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Pronunciation: /ləʊtʃ
 
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noun

  • A small elongated bottom-dwelling freshwater fish with several barbels near the mouth, found in Eurasia and NW Africa.
    • Family Cobitidae and Homalopteridae (or Balitoridae): several genera and numerous species
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    • In order to bring to light the Indian varieties there are about 13 species of fish from the Western Ghats, which include half-beak fish, danio, loaches and rasboras.
    • We have a freshwater fish tank community of tetras, catfish, gouramis and loaches.
    • Clown loaches are schooling fish that should never be kept alone!

Origin

Middle English: from Old French loche, of unknown origin.

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