Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small whitefish (Coregonus vandesius) of Scotland.
  • n. A closely related whitefish (C. gracilior) of the Lake District of England.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two types of whitefish, Coregonus albula and Coregonus vandesius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European lake whitefish (Coregonus Willughbii, or Coregonus Vandesius) native of certain lakes in Scotland and England. It is regarded as a delicate food fish. Called also vendis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of the whitefish, Coregonus willughbyi or C. vandesius.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Probably French vandoise, a kind of fish, from Old French vendoise, probably of Celtic origin.

Examples

  • Climate change has made life uncomfortable for the vendace, one of two curious fish endemic to the English Lake District the other is the schelley of Helvellyn's Red Tarn.

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  • This restaurant serves a range of traditional and modern Lappish delicacies such as arcticchar, bear, mushrooms, berries as well as trout and vendace roe (www. asrestaurants.com/).

    Rudolf for Dinner

  • Local, seasonal ingredients such as just-picked morel mushrooms in spring or vendace roe from Lake Näsijärvi right outside the windows in winter are incorporated throughout the menu.

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