from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, which also includes carps and minnows.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The shoal-forming fish Leuciscus leuciscus common in fast-flowing rivers in England and Wales.
- n. Any of various related small fish of the family Cyprinidae that live in freshwater and are native to North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small European cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus leuciscus, formerly Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small fresh-water cyprinoid fish of Europe, Leuciscus vulgaris or Squalius leuciscus, resembling and closely related to the roach and chub.
- n. A name of sundry similar or related fishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
Middle English dace, darce, from Old French dars, from Late Latin darsus, possibly of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French dars, nominative form of dart ("dace"). For a similar loss of R compare bass. (Wiktionary)