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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water.

Usage examples (28)
  • "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."
  • The first consists of carp, tench, barbel and bream.
  • Ere from its bed the dusky tench leapt at the dragon-fly.
  • “Old Bambois came and offered me a tench, and I baked it.” for more
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