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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.
Ken Phillips (left) of CALA Finance with Ian Marsh and Andy Dace, both of Damar Homes
Dace located much of the material in Hughes's scrapbooks and clippings at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, then checked and documented sources in various repositories, newspapers, and magazines.
But a double-figure pike mugged the darting dace in a swim prepared by Roger Thomas and started a fierce fight that threatened a tackle smash.
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.
Pegged at the Bywell Woodyard, Mason caught 14lb 14oz of dace on the whip and maggot.
Umatilla Dace comprised 3.8% (n = 163) of the 4314 fish collected in the Colville River watershed by Mettler (2014).
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