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loach Syllabification: loach

Definition of loach in English:


A small elongated bottom-dwelling freshwater fish with several barbels near the mouth, found in Eurasia and northwestern Africa.
  • Families Cobitidae and Homalopteridae (or Balitoridae): several genera and numerous species
Example sentences
  • 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!


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

Words that rhyme with loach

approach, broach, brooch, coach, encroach, poach, reproach, roach
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