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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Graining \Grain"ing\, n. (Zool.)
     A small European fresh-water fish ({Leuciscus vulgaris}); --
     called also {dobule}, and {dace}.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:



  Dace \Dace\ (d[=a]s), n. [Written also dare, dart, fr. F. dard
     dase, dart, of German origin. Dace is for an older darce, fr.
     an OF. nom. darz. See {Dart} a javelin.] (Zool.)
     A small European cyprinoid fish ({Leuciscus leuciscus},
     formerly {Squalius leuciscus} or {Leuciscus vulgaris}); --
     called also {dare}.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Note: In America the name is given to several related fishes
           of the genera {Squalius}, {Minnilus}, etc. The
           black-nosed dace is {Rhinichthys atronasus} the horned
           dace is {Semotilus corporalis}. For red dace, see
           {Redfin}.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  dace
       n : small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green
           body [syn: {Leuciscus leuciscus}]

















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