Definition of tench in English:


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Pronunciation: /tɛn(t)ʃ

noun (plural same)

  • A European freshwater fish of the carp family, popular with anglers and widely introduced elsewhere.
    • Tinca tinca, family Cyprinidae
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    • This lake is mainly carp, with rudd, roach, eels and tench as back-up fish.
    • Across the way on Acorn Lakes, carp, skimmers, tench and crucians can be found.
    • The club has a lake stocked with fish such as perch, roach, tench, rudd, carp and pike.


Middle English: from Old French tenche, from late Latin tinca.

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