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plaice

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noun \ˈplās\

Simple Definition of plaice

  • : a fish that has a flat body and that is eaten as food

Full Definition of plaice

plural plaice

  1. :  any of various flatfishes; especially :  a large European flounder (Pleuronectes platessa) having red spots and used for food

Origin of plaice

Middle English, from Anglo-French plais, from Late Latin platessa


First Known Use: 14th century



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