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plaice

[pleys] /pleɪs/
noun, plural plaice.
1.
a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, used for food.
2.
any of various American flatfishes or flounders.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English, variant of plais < Old French < Late Latin platessa flatfish < Greek platýs flat1, broad
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  • Sea bream, plaice and shark as well as sea snails and prawns can be found on daily menus.
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plaice

/pleɪs/
noun (pl) plaice, plaices
1.
a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, having an oval brown body marked with red or orange spots and valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae
2.
(US & Canadian) any of various other fishes of the family Pleuronectidae, esp Hippoglossoides platessoides
Word Origin
C13: from Old French plaïz, from Late Latin platessa flatfish, from Greek platus flat
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