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vendace

[ven-dis, -deys] /ˈvɛn dɪs, -deɪs/
noun, plural vendaces (especially collectively) vendace.
1.
a whitefish, Coregonus vandesius, inhabiting lakes in Scotland and England.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; orig. Scots, apparently < French vandoise, Old French vendoise any of various cyprinid fish (< Gallo-Romance *vindisia, probably derivative of Celtic *wind- white, bright; compare Old Irish find, Welsh gwyn); perhaps conflated with a local Scots word (compare the variant gevenaces)
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vendace

/ˈvɛndeɪs/
noun (pl) -daces, -dace
1.
either of two small whitefish, Coregonus vandesius (Lochmaben vendace) or C. gracilior (Cumberland vendace), occurring in lakes in Scotland and NW England respectively See also powan
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin vandēsius, from Old French vandoise, probably of Celtic origin
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