a small, freshwater cyprinoid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, of Europe, having a stout, fusiform body.
any of several similar or related fishes of the U.S.
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How to use dace in a sentence
Some of us thought they were making up to one another before Sir dace died—when Ben was attending him.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
He appeared to be cleaving a bunch of reeds to pounce on a dace, just as he had done once too often on that memorable day.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
The Chub always liking their fly tied large, the dace and Roach preferring theirs small.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2 | Various
Lasche—a small fish corresponding to our dace, and abundant in the Lake of Trasimene.The Story of Perugia | Margaret Symonds
Well, one Sunday morning he was fishing as usual, and not a salmon had risen to him, his basket was bare of roach or dace.More English Fairy Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for dace
a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, with a slender bluish-green body
any of various similar fishes
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