Written also dare, dart, from (French) dard dase, dart, of German origin. Dace is for an older darce, from an (Old French) nominative darz. See Dart a javelin.
(Zoölogy) A small European cyprinoid fish (Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare.Note: In America the name is given to several related fishes of the genera Squalius, Minnilus, etc. The black-nosed dace is Rhinichthys atronasus the horned dace is Semotilus corporalis. For red dace, see Redfin.
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From Old French dars, nominative form of dart (“dace”). For a similar loss of R compare bass.
dace (plural dace or daces) The shoal-forming fish Leuciscus leuciscus common in fast-flowing rivers in England and Wales. 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p28 Somewhere near at hand, though out of sight, there was a clear, slow-moving stream where dace were swimming in the pools under the willow trees. (US) Any of various related small fish of the family Cyprinidae that live in freshwater and are native to North America.
Adjective dace f pl, n pl feminine plural nominative form of dac feminine plural accusative form of dac neuter plural nominative form of dac neuter plural accusative form of dac
aced, cade, Cade, CEDA
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