loach [lohch] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth.
Origin of loach 1325–75; Middle English loche Middle French Examples from the Web for loach Historical Examples of loach
It abounds in loach, and there are valuable salmon fisheries.
The pond beyond the garden contained a quantity of carp and loach.
The loach and the bullhead are fairly hardy, but have little other attraction.
At times he wants to eat a dish of loach from Phalerum; I seize my dish and fly to fetch him some.
Notwithstanding, we have the same Loach as you have, in Bigness.
British Dictionary definitions for loach loach noun
- any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth
Word Origin for loach C14: from Old French loche, of obscure origin Loach noun
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Word Origin and History for loach n.
small edible European fish, mid-14c., from Old French loche (13c.), also, in dialect, “slug,” of unknown origin (see discussion in Gamillscheg).