Definition of dace in English:


Line breaks: dace
Pronunciation: /deɪs

noun (plural same)

A small freshwater fish related to the carp, typically living in running water.
  • Leuciscus and other genera, family Cyprinidae: several species, in particular L. leuciscus of northern Eurasia
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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