loach

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From Old French loche.

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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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