noun, plural plaice.
Origin of plaice
Examples from the Web for plaice
The shape and colour of the Plaice tell their own story of a life on the sandy, pebbly bed of the sea.Within the Deep|R. Cadwallader Smith
Prepare like the fillets of plaice, with the exception that the sole should be skinned before it is filleted.The Skilful Cook|Mary Harrison
The flounders, plaice, and halibut form an important section of the Pleuronectid.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
The English boast of their fish; but, excusing the kipper, they have but three of note—the turbot, the plaice and the sole.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
The sailors had caught some plaice which were for the guests in the cabin.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
British Dictionary definitions for plaice
noun plural plaice or plaices
Word Origin for plaice
Word Origin and History for plaice
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)).