Indeed, before the plaice had been taken away he had decided that they no longer existed.
plaice: cut off the fins, cross it with a knife, sauce with wine, &c.
Our fish was always plaice, and it was often plaice that had known better days.
The sailors had caught some plaice which were for the guests in the cabin.
Lunch in bed on some sole or plaice, followed by a rice pudding and some stewed fruit.
plaice, dabs, and flounders, may be dressed in the same way.
For the rest of its life the plaice will remain flat, with two eyes looking up, and a twisted head.
The sea supplied abundance of salmon, trout, cod, and plaice.
A flat fish, very like the plaice, but smaller, and of more obscure colour.
The flounder, the plaice, and the dab, are all examples of this group of fishes.
type of European edible flatfish, late 13c., from Old French plaise (12c., Modern French plie), from Late Latin platessa "plaice, flatfish," perhaps related to or from Greek platys "broad, flat," from PIE *plat- "to spread" (cf. Sanskrit prathati "spreads out;" Hittite palhi "broad;" Lithuanian platus "broad;" German Fladen "flat cake;" Old Norse flatr "flat;" Old English flet "floor, dwelling;" Old Irish lethan "broad"); extended variant form of root *pele- (2) "flat; to spread" (see plane (n.1)).