dace

[ deys ]
/ deɪs /

noun, plural (especially collectively) dace, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) dac·es.

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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Origin of dace

1400–50; late Middle English darce, darse < Old French dars < Late Latin darsus
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British Dictionary definitions for dace

dace
/ (deɪs) /

noun plural dace or daces

a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, with a slender bluish-green body
any of various similar fishes

Word Origin for dace

C15: from Old French dars dart, probably referring to its swiftness
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