Definition of dace in English:

dace

Syllabification: dace
Pronunciation: /dās
 
/

noun (plural same)

  • A small freshwater fish of the minnow family, typically living in running water.
    • Leuciscus and numerous other genera, family Cyprinidae: several species, including the longfin dace (Agosia chrysogaster) of western North America and the widely distributed L. leuciscus of northern Eurasia
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    • The Foss currently contains a good population of fish including brown trout, dace, chub, roach and barbel, although in places natural habitat is very limited and there are localised problems with silt.
    • Nine thousand young stickleback, roach, dace, chub and eels died along an 11 km stretch of the beck.
    • Most species of river fish will be surveyed including trout, grayling, dace, barbel, chub and pike.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French dars (see dart).

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