Definition of Tench

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

Exact synonyms: Tinca Tinca
Generic synonyms: Cyprinid, Cyprinid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Tinca, Tinca



Definition of Tench

1. n. A European fresh- water fish (Tinca tinca, or T. vulgaris) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life.

Definition of Tench

1. Noun. A species of freshwater game fish, ''Tinca tinca''. ¹

2. Adjective. Slang meaning excellent performance in a tense situation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tench

1. a freshwater fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Tench

1. A European fresh water fish (Tinca tinca, or T. Vulgaris) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life. Origin: OF. Tenche, F. Tanche, L. Tinca. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Tench

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1. The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1859)
"The tench, the physician of fishes, is observed to love ponds better than rivers, ... In every tench's head there are two little stones which foreign ..."

2. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"CHAPTER XI Observations of the tench, and Advice how to Angle for him. ISC. The tench, the physician of fishes, is observed to love ponds better than rivers ..."

3. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"William Coxe, of New Jersey, and had child., viz., tench, who m. ... tench FRANCIS, son of tench Francis and Elizabeth Tur- butt, m. ..."

4. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"In every tench's head there are two little stones, which foreign physicians make great use of, but he is not commended for wholesome meat, though there be ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"And to this end we desire that Mr. tench may he called. Mr. tench sworn. ... My lords, we desire Mr. tench may inform your lordships, if he was employed in ..."

6. The Complete Angler: Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1875)
"THE tench, the physician of fishes, is observed to love ponds better than rivers, and to love pits better than either : CHAP. XI. ..."

7. Side-lights on Maryland History: With Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richardson (1913)
"Lieutenant-Colonel tench Tilghman's report of it to General Washington is before us, and with the modesty which was one of his chief charms he gives only ..."

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