Meaning of dace in English:

dace

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noundace

  • A small freshwater fish related to the carp, typically living in running water.

    Leuciscus and other genera, family Cyprinidae: several species, in particular L. leuciscus of northern Eurasia

    • ‘The Foss currently contains a good population of fish including brown trout, dace, chub, roach and barbel, although in places natural habitat is very limited and there are localised problems with silt.’
    • ‘Nine thousand young stickleback, roach, dace, chub and eels died along an 11 km stretch of the beck.’
    • ‘Most species of river fish will be surveyed including trout, grayling, dace, barbel, chub and pike.’
    • ‘That day, I had flounders, sea trout, roach, dace, crabs, grey mullet, bream and bass out of the same swim.’
    • ‘Brown trout, dace, perch, pike, roach, tench and eels were killed after Cypermethrim was released into the surface water drains of an industrial site in Sleaford.’
    • ‘Coarse species include those big roach, dace, carp, grayling and pike.’
    • ‘By carrying out the project we hope to attract fish, such as chub, dace, grayling and trout as well as other wildlife back to this particular stretch of river.’
    • ‘The survey teams have been collecting data on the numbers of grayling, dace, barbel, chub, roach and pike in North Yorkshire.’
    • ‘It is no longer just roach, dace, bream with the odd perch - carp appear to be more common than in the past.’
    • ‘The lake is also home to a wide variety of fish, such as the rare vendace, roach, dace and pike.’
    • ‘On the Derwent the stretch among the boats above Sutton on Derwent weir is good for roach and dace, with odd chub also showing here and at Wheldrake.’
    • ‘I was soon regularly catching roach with the odd dace.’
    • ‘This small section of water holds typical Thames weir stream species such as chub, barbel and dace.’
    • ‘Most of the other top placed anglers struggled for tiny dace, roach, bleak and chub.’
    • ‘Low flows have made it more and more difficult for coarse fish such as chub and dace to make their way to their customary spawning grounds in the Kyle.’
    • ‘The mouth of the dace is much smaller than that of the chub.’
    • ‘If river levels are low enough, I recommend a visit to the Wharfe at Healaugh, where float anglers should find plenty of small dace willing to provide bites.’
    • ‘The average size of the chub and dace is fairly small in the Darwen itself, but there are plenty of them.’
    • ‘The stream was no more than five foot wide and a foot deep, but while I was after chub and wild brown trout with free-lined worms, maggots and breadflake, I also took a number of large dace.’
    • ‘So far 25 salmon, as well as two brown trout, one sea trout, three lamprey and two dace, have been trapped.’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French dars (see dart).

Pronunciation

dace

/deɪs/