Definition of dace in English:

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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
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with dace

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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Syllabification: dace

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