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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loach(noun)

    slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishes


  1. loach(Noun)

    A bottom-feeding freshwater fish of the family Cobitidae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loach(noun)

    any one of several small, fresh-water, cyprinoid fishes of the genera Cobitis, Nemachilus, and allied genera, having six or more barbules around the mouth. They are found in Europe and Asia. The common European species (N. barbatulus) is used as a food fish

  2. Origin: [OE. loche, F. loche.]


  1. Cobitidae

    The Cobitidae, the true loaches, are a family of Old World freshwater fish. They occur throughout Eurasia and in Morocco, and inhabit riverine ecosystems. Today, most "loaches" are placed in other families. The family includes about 260 described species. New species are being described regularly.

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