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plaice

plaice

[pleys]
plaice: see flatfish.

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

Commercially valuable European flatfish (Pleuronectes platessa). At most 36 in. (90 cm) long, the plaice normally has both eyes on the right side of the head and four to seven bony bumps near its eyes. It is brown with red or orange spots. The American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) is found in both Europe (where it is called the rough dab) and the U.S. It is reddish or brownish and grows to about 24 in. (60 cm) long.

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Plaice is the common name of four 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

a plaice is a flat fish about 2 foot in length and has a brown spotted body

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