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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dace  \Dace\,  n.  [Written  also  dare,  dart,  fr  F.  dard  dase, 
  dart,  of  German  origin.  Dace  is  for  an  older  darce,  fr  an 
  OF  nom.  darz.  See  {Dart}  a  javelin.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  European  cyprinoid  fish  ({Squalius  leuciscus}  or 
  {Leuciscus  vulgaris});  --  called  also  {dare}. 
 
  Note:  In  America  the  name  is  given  to  several  related  fishes 
  of  the  genera  {Squalius},  {Minnilus},  etc  The 
  black-nosed  dace  is  {Rhinichthys  atronasus}  the  horned 
  dace  is  {Semotilus  corporalis}.  For  red  dace,  see 
  {Redfin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dace 
  n  :  small  European  freshwater  fish  with  a  slender  bluish-green 
  body  [syn:  {Leuciscus  leuciscus}] 




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