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."

updated on June 30, 2020

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Definitions of plaice from WordNet

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