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dace

(dās)
n. pl. dace or dac·es
Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially Leuciscus leuciscus of Eurasia.

[Middle English dase, dace, variant of darse, from Old French dars, from Vulgar Latin *darsus (compare Medieval Latin darsus), possibly of Gaulish origin.]

dace

(deɪs)
n, pl dace or daces
1. (Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, with a slender bluish-green body
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
[C15: from Old French dars dart, probably referring to its swiftness]

dace

(deɪs)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) dace, (esp. for kinds or species) dac•es.
1. a small, stout European cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus.
2. any of several North American minnows.
[1400–50; late Middle English darce, darse < Old French dars < Late Latin darsus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dace - small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green bodydace - small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
genus Leuciscus, Leuciscus - a genus of fish including: dace, chub
Translations

dace

[deɪs] N (dace or daces (pl)) → albur m

dace

[ˈdeɪs] n (= fish) → vandoise f

dace

n pl <-> → Weißfisch m
References in classic literature ?
The chub and the dace and the carp, not to speak of that Chinese pirate the pike, might still look to it, when I came forth armed with rod and line; but for me and my house the trout is henceforth sacred.
The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
I had been sitting there all the afternoon and had caught literally nothing - except a few dozen dace and a score of jack; and I was just about giving it up as a bad job when I suddenly felt a rather smart pull at the line.
The river Avon at Rugby is a slow and not very clear stream, in which chub, dace, roach, and other coarse fish are (or were) plentiful enough, together with a fair sprinkling of small jack, but no fish worth sixpence either for sport or food.
Dace, 22, from Longford, and 19-yearold Sara from Galway, were asleep in a shared room when the blaze broke out at 6am on January 31, 2014.
The aim was to update and enhance existing information on dace populations.
White and Orth (2014) classified Clinch Dace as a nest associate of Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) and Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) and observed spawning from mid-May to July at a water temperature of approximately 15 C.
Our objectives were to (1) describe the current distribution of Millicoma Dace at historically occupied sites and a selection of other sites in the Coos River basin; (2) estimate their abundance at occupied sites; and (3) describe current habitat conditions at the sampling locations that may affect capture probabilities.
Beleave has created a good impression in winning two of her four starts and Dace feels she remains favourably treated off a mark of 70.
Top spot went to Colin Harvey, who fished stick float and maggot from peg 66 for 12lb of dace plus a bonus barbel that saw him over the line.
A 10lb 10oz mixture of dace, chub and grayling put Colin Whitehouse in second place and Jaydee Matthews was third with 5lb 1oz.