noun, plural plaice.
Origin of plaice
Examples from the Web for plaice
Historical Examples of plaice
Plaice, dabs, and flounders, may be dressed in the same way.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
Ye kinge with alle his courtlie trane Is spurring on your plaice to gane.The English Spy
Plaice: cut off the fins, cross it with a knife, sauce with wine, &c.
The sailors had caught some plaice which were for the guests in the cabin.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
The sea supplied abundance of salmon, trout, cod, and plaice.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
noun plural plaice or plaices
Word Origin 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)).