pl. -·dace· or -·dac·es
any of various European whitefishes (genus Coregonus) of the lakes of England and Scotland
Origin of vendaceOld French vandoise, dace ; from Gaulish an unverified form vindisia ; from an unverified form vindos, white; akin to Welsh gwynn
nounpl. vendace or ven·dac·es
Either of two small whitefishes, Coregonus albula of northern Europe or C. vandesius of England and Scotland.
Origin of vendaceProbably French vandoise, a kind of fish, from Old French vendoise, probably of Celtic origin.
- Either of two types of whitefish, Coregonus albula and Coregonus vandesius.