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
"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.
The agency boosted fish populations with more than half a million farmed fish, including roach, barbell, tench, dace and chub.
Jovius on the other side, disallowing tench, approves of it; so doth Dubravius in his Books of Fishponds.
In those fishes in which the sac is somewhat more fleshy, as in the carp, barbel, tench, and others, it bears a wonderful and strong resemblance to the lungs.
A huge cutter and an undersea tench machine is used to open a 2 m deep and 10 m wide trench
Ere from its bed the dusky tench leapt at the dragon-fly.
“How could your tench have wriggled across dry land if it was a fish?”
I walked down one of the long alleys, with tall, close hedges of beech, as impenetrable as cloister walls to sight, and watched the tench basking and flickering in the clear pond, and the dazzling swans sailing majestically along.