Any of various Eurasian and African freshwater fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families of the order Cypriniformes, having barbels around the mouth.
Any of a family (Cobitidae, order Cypriniformes) of small, bottom-dwelling, freshwater, bony fishes with barbels around the mouth.
A bottom-feeding freshwater fish in the superfamily Cobitoidea.
The true loach, of the family Cobitidae.
A similar fish in one of three other families of Cypriniformes: Botiidae, Balitoridae, and Gyrinocheilidae.
Origin of loach
Middle English lochefrom Old French perhaps from Vulgar Latin laukkafish, slugpossibly of Celtic origin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Loach Sentence Examples
It abounds in loach, and there are valuable salmon fisheries.
barbatulae, Leger, from loach; T.
The Siluridae, or scaleless fishes, and the Cyprinidae, or carp and loach, form the bulk of the mountain fish, :and the genera and species appear to be organized for a mountaintorrent life, being almost all furnished with suckers to enable them to maintain their positions in the rapid streams which they inhabit.
There are no fresh injury worries for Watford, with Clarke Carlisle, Chris Powell and Scott Loach remaining the only absentees.