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Topic: FISH

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: perche, from Latin pertica 'pole'
Sense: 3
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: perche, from Latin perca, from Greek perke

perch

1 noun
     
perch1 [countable]
1HBB a branch or stick where a bird sits
2 informal a high place or position, especially one where you can sit and watch something:
She watched the parade from her perch on her father's shoulders.
perch
3HBF a type of fish that lives in lakes and rivers
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