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dace

[deys] /deɪs/
noun, plural (especially collectively) dace (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) daces.
1.
a small, freshwater cyprinoid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, of Europe, having a stout, fusiform body.
2.
any of several similar or related fishes of the U.S.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English darce, darse < Old French dars < Late Latin darsus
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  • Pearl dace mature more slowly than minnows and can outlive them by several years.
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dace

/deɪs/
noun (pl) dace, daces
1.
a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, with a slender bluish-green body
2.
any of various similar fishes
Word Origin
C15: from Old French darsdart, probably referring to its swiftness
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Word Origin and History for dace
n.

small, freshwater fish, early 15c., from Old French darz, nominative or plural of dart "dart" (see dart). So called for its movements. Another theory traces it to a Medieval Latin darsus, said to be of Gaulish origin.

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