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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.