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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.
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.