[ ven-dis, -deys ]
/ ˈvɛn dɪs, -deɪs /
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noun, plural ven·dac·es, (especially collectively) ven·dace.
a whitefish, Coregonus vandesius, inhabiting lakes in Scotland and England.
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Origin of vendace
1690–1700; originally Scots, apparently <French vandoise,Old French vendoise any of various cyprinid fish (<Gallo-Romance *vindisia, probably derivative of Celtic *wind- white, bright; compare Old Irish find,Welsh gwyn); perhaps conflated with a local Scots word (compare the variant gevenaces)
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How to use vendace in a sentence
Nothing is ever found visible to the naked eye in the stomach of the Vendace.
The Mill Loch, another and lesser of those surrounding the burgh, also contains vendace, which are fished for one day in August.Scottish Loch Scenery|Thomas A. Croal
British Dictionary definitions for vendace
/ (ˈvɛndeɪs) /
noun plural -daces or -dace
either of two small whitefish, Coregonus vandesius (Lochmaben vendace) or C. gracilior (Cumberland vendace), occurring in lakes in Scotland and NW England respectivelySee also powan
Word Origin for vendace
C18: from New Latin vandēsius, from Old French vandoise, probably of Celtic origin
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