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[lohch] /loʊtʃ/

any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth.
any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth
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)

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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