noun, plural plaice.
a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, used for food.
any of various American flatfishes or flounders.

1250–1300; Middle English, variant of plais < Old French < Late Latin platessa flatfish < Greek platýs flat1, broad Unabridged
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plaice (pleɪs)
n , 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
[C13: from Old French plaïz, from Late Latin platessa flatfish, from Greek platus flat]

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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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