Etymology
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plaice (n.)

type of European edible flatfish, late 13c., plais, from Old French plaise (12c., Modern French plie), from Late Latin platessa "plaice, flatfish," which is perhaps related to or from Greek platys "broad, flat," from PIE root *plat- "to spread."

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Definitions of plaice

plaice (n.)
flesh of large European flatfish;
plaice (n.)
large European food fish;
Synonyms: Pleuronectes platessa
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