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[ven-dis, -deys] /ˈvɛn dɪs, -deɪs/
noun, plural vendaces (especially collectively) vendace.
a whitefish, Coregonus vandesius, inhabiting lakes in Scotland and England.
Origin of vendace
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) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -daces, -dace
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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