AskDefine | Define plaice

Dictionary Definition



1 flesh of large European flatfish
2 large European food fish [syn: Pleuronectes platessa]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • plās, /pleɪs/, /pleIs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs



plaice (plural plaice or plaices)
  1. The large marine flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, commonly found in the North Sea and Irish Sea, with smooth brown skin and red or orange spots.
  2. The flatfish, Hippoglossoides platessoides, of the North American Atlantic.


Extensive Definition

Plaice is the common name of three species of flatfishes:
Plaice can also mean:
  • USS Plaice (SS-390), a Balao-class submarine
  • PLAICE, an open source hardware FLASH programmer, memory emulator, and logic analyzer
plaice in Simple English: Plaice
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