nounpl. -·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.