loach

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈləʊt͡ʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊtʃ

Etymology 1[edit]

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Wikispecies From Middle English loche, from Old French loche, further origin uncertain, possibly from Vulgar Latin *laukka (loach), which could be from Gaulish *leuca (loach, slug), also attested as the feminine name Leuca, from leux (bright, light), a reference to slugs' bright appearance, the fish later being associated due to similarities to the slug.[1]

Noun[edit]

loach (plural loaches)

  1. A bottom-feeding freshwater fish in the superfamily or suborder Cobitoidea.
    1. Any true loach, of the family Cobitidae.
    2. A similar fish in one of three other families of Cypriniformes: Botiidae, Balitoridae, and Gyrinocheilidae.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the pronunciation of the acronym LOH (loach).

Noun[edit]

loach (plural loaches)

  1. (slang) Synonym of LOH (light observation helicopter)