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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.
Above: |Ellie Dace (right) and Chloe Taylor attended Barr Beacon School Prom, at Hogarths Hotel, Solihull
A 10lb 10oz mixture of dace, chub and grayling put Colin Whitehouse in second place and Jaydee Matthews was third with 5lb 1oz.
From peg 9 just above the railway bridge, Darlington's Mike Sweeney claimed runner-up spot with a mixed bag of dace, grayling and small chub for 9lb 14oz, just holding off the challenge by Durham's Billy McAdam who located four chub from well across on peg 43.
We collected 16-25 individuals of age 1 or older longfin dace (>50 mm in total length) from each of four sites in the upper Gila River basin in southwestern New Mexico from 18-22 March 2013.
Anyone who recognises the man should contact DC Dace on 101.
A single specimen was collected and was the first documented collection of Blacknose Dace in that area in 40 years.
Dace, from Longford, and Sara, from Galway, moved to Belgium early last month to begin a 30-week placement in the Leuven Institute for Ireland.
HEALING HANDS: Beauty therapy students Resian Hayles (left) and Dace Caica completed work experience at Ragdale Hall