Dace. n.s. [of uncertain derivation: in most provinces called dare.] A small river fish, resembling a roach, but less.
Let me live harmlessly, and near a brink
Of Trent or Avon have a dwelling-place;
Where I may see my quill or cork down sink,
With eager bite of pearch, or bleak, or dace. Walton's Angl.