pl. or dac′es
any of various small, freshwater cyprinoid fishes (esp. genera Phoxinus and Rhinichthys)
Origin of daceME, dialect, dialectal form (with -r- loss as in bass) of dars ; from Old French dars ; from Vulgar Latin darsus, of Gaulish origin, originally
nounpl. dace or dac·es
Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially Leuciscus leuciscus of Eurasia.
Origin of daceMiddle English dace, darce, from Old French dars, from Late Latin darsus, possibly of Celtic origin.
(plural dace or daces)