Dace meaning

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Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially Leuciscus leuciscus of Eurasia.
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The shoal-forming fish Leuciscus leuciscus common in fast-flowing rivers in England and Wales.
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(US) Any of various related small fish of the family Cyprinidae that live in freshwater and are native to North America.
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Any of various small, freshwater cyprinoid fishes (esp. genera Phoxinus and Rhinichthys)
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Origin of dace

  • Middle English dace, darce from Old French dars from Late Latin darsus possibly of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French dars, nominative form of dart (“dace”). For a similar loss of R compare bass.

    From Wiktionary