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Definition of "tench" [tench]

  • An edible Eurasian freshwater fish (Tinca tinca) having small scales and two barbels near the mouth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tench" in a sentence
  • ""The tench is a fish that knows how to keep itself safe by a philosophical taste for an obscure existence in deep holes and slush.""
  • "Similar irresponsibility had already occurred with the introduction of tilapia and tench fish, but the results were incalculably more dramatic with this dark and elusive creature which today reigns in our waters."
  • "It would've been so much better if Castle wore the classic tench coat."