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plaice

 (plās)
n. pl. plaice or plaic·es
1. A large edible marine flatfish (Pleuronectes platessa) of European coastal waters.
2. Any of various other flatfishes, such as Hippoglossoides platessoides of northern Atlantic coastal waters.

[Middle English, from Old French plais, from Vulgar Latin *platīx, alteration of Late Latin platessa, probably ultimately from Greek platus, broad; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plaice

(pleɪs)
n, pl plaice or plaices
1. (Animals) a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, having an oval brown body marked with red or orange spots and valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various other fishes of the family Pleuronectidae, esp Hippoglossoides platessoides
[C13: from Old French plaïz, from Late Latin platessa flatfish, from Greek platus flat]

plaice

(pleɪs)

n., pl. plaice.
1. a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, used for food.
2. any of various American flatfishes or flounders.
[1250–1300; Middle English, variant of plais < Old French < Late Latin platessa flatfish « Greek platýs flat1, broad]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plaice - flesh of large European flatfishplaice - flesh of large European flatfish  
Pleuronectes platessa, plaice - large European food fish
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
2.plaice - large European food fishplaice - large European food fish    
righteye flounder, righteyed flounder - flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
genus Pleuronectes, Pleuronectes - type genus of the Pleuronectidae
plaice - flesh of large European flatfish
Translations
نوع من السَّمك المُفَلْطَح
platýz
rødspætte
lepényhal
skarkoli, rauîspretta
plekšnė
plekste
platesa
pisi balığı

plaice

[pleɪs] N (plaice or plaices (pl)) → platija f

plaice

[ˈpleɪs] [plaice] [ˈpleɪs] (pl) ncarrelet m

plaice

n no plScholle f

plaice

[pleɪs] nplatessa, passera di mare

plaice

(pleis) plural plaice noun
a type of flat fish.
References in classic literature ?
The landlady called it French cooking, by which she meant that the poor quality of the materials was disguised by ill-made sauces: plaice masqueraded as sole and New Zealand mutton as lamb.
depreciate, the delicate fat Milton oyster, the plaice sound and firm, the flounder as much alive as when in the water, the shrimp as big as a prawn, the fine cod alive but a few hours ago, or any other of the various treasures which those water-deities who fish the sea and rivers have committed to the care of the nymphs, the angry Naiades lift up their immortal voices, and the prophane wretch is struck deaf for his impiety.
But their mum, Melissa Plaice, who was standing by the oven about ten feet away, said it could have been much worse.
FRUITY PLAICE CURRY Ingredients: 1 small onion 2 garlic cloves 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 carrots 1 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 small apple, cut into chunks 125g green beans, trimmed 2 x 15ml spoons oil 1 x 5ml spoon curry powder 350ml vegetable stock 4 plaice fillets, skinned Method: 1.
Contract award: Pt-Sm-15m023pa stock of plaice in the Toulouse metropolitan area: definition of professional project.
And Nigel landed this super 6lb 1oz plaice on the last drift of the day.
IF SUMMER is officially over, the plaice and mackerel don't know.
The fish tasted as if it had just leapt from the sea, though in the equivalent of a tastebud photo-finish I preferred my youngest's cod to my own plaice and my wife's haddock.
Have a go at this recipe from the British Cheese Board: PLAICE FILLETS WITH LEEK AND CHEDDAR TOPPING (for 4) 1 tbsp olive oil; 4 large plaice fillets; 1 large leek, finely sliced; 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely sliced; 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley; 50g (2oz) white breadcrumbs; 75g (3oz) mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated; freshly ground black pepper; flat leaf parsley, to garnish ?
Most fishermen catching fish and shellfish - such as cod, plaice, scallops and prawns - are using heavy nets, which are towed over the seabed and are known as "bottom trawls".
THERE'S no plaice like home for this pod of dolphins off the East coast yesterday.
Abstract--The stage-specific distribution of Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) eggs in the southeastern Bering Sea was examined with collections made in mid-May in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.