Loach



[lohch] /loʊtʃ/

noun
1.
any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth.
/ləʊtʃ/
noun
1.
any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth
/ləʊtʃ/
noun
1.
Ken(neth). born 1936, British television and film director; his works for television include Cathy Come Home (1966) and his films include Kes (1970), Riff-Raff (1991), Bread and Roses (2000), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), and The Angels’ Share (2012)
n.

small edible European fish, mid-14c., from Old French loche (13c.), also, in dialect, “slug,” of unknown origin (see discussion in Gamillscheg).

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