ˈvendə̇s also -ˌdās
plural vendace also vendaces
: a whitefish (Coregonus vandesius) native to various lakes of Scotland and England

Word History


New Latin vandesius, from Middle French vandoise, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish find white

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“Vendace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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