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tench Freshwater food and sport fish of Europe and Asia, belonging to the carp family Cyprinidae. It has a stout, golden yellow body with small scales. Length: to 71cm (28in). Species Tinca tinca.

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tench (Tinca tinca) See CYPRINIDAE.

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tench freshwater fish. XIV. — OF. tenche (mod. tanche) :- late L. tinca.