noun, plural (especially collectively) dace, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) dac·es.
Origin of dace
Examples from the Web for dace
He is a very rapacious bird, and it is asserted that, on an average, he will destroy daily half a hundred small roach and dace.The Bird|Jules Michelet
Sir Dace put his coffee-cup on the mantelpiece, and took the note from Coralie.
Sir Dace sat in the corner, his elbow resting on the desk and his hand partly covering his face.
Some of your gang played a low-down trick on Matt, Dace Perry, or he wouldn't have got in your way.Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel|Stanley R. Matthews
Dace and chub are pretty and harmless, but require more changes of water than is usually convenient, or they will soon die.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for dace
noun plural dace or daces
Word Origin for dace
Word Origin and History for dace
small, freshwater fish, early 15c., from Old French darz, nominative or plural of dart "dart" (see dart). So called for its movements. Another theory traces it to a Medieval Latin darsus, said to be of Gaulish origin.