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 (vĕn′dĭs, -dās)
n. pl. vendace or ven·dac·es
Either of two small whitefishes, Coregonus albula of northern Europe or C. vandesius of England and Scotland.

[Probably French vandoise, a kind of fish, from Old French vendoise, probably of Celtic origin.]


n, pl -daces or -dace
(Animals) either of two small whitefish, Coregonus vandesius (Lochmaben vendace) or C. gracilior (Cumberland vendace), occurring in lakes in Scotland and NW England respectively. See also powan
[C18: from New Latin vandēsius, from Old French vandoise, probably of Celtic origin]