from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible Eurasian freshwater fish (Tinca tinca) having small scales and two barbels near the mouth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species of freshwater game fish, Tinca tinca.
- adj. excellent performance in a tense situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European fresh-water fish (Tinca tinca, or Tinca vulgaris) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A penitentiary.
- n. A cyprinoid fish of Europe, Tinca vulgaris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water
Middle English tenche, from Old French, from Late Latin tinca, probably of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French tenche < Late Latin tinca. (Wiktionary)