noun, plural plaice.
a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, used for food.
any of various American flatfishes or flounders.
noun (pl) plaice, plaices
a European flatfish, Pleuronectes platessa, having an oval brown body marked with red or orange spots and valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae
(US & Canadian) any of various other fishes of the family Pleuronectidae, esp Hippoglossoides platessoides
type of European edible flatfish, late 13c., from Old French plaise (12c., Modern French plie), from Late Latin platessa “plaice, flatfish,” perhaps related to or from Greek platys “broad, flat,” from PIE *plat- “to spread” (cf. Sanskrit prathati “spreads out;” Hittite palhi “broad;” Lithuanian platus “broad;” German Fladen “flat cake;” Old Norse flatr “flat;” Old English flet “floor, dwelling;” Old Irish lethan “broad”); extended variant form of root *pele- (2) “flat; to spread” (see plane (n.1)).
[plad] /plæd/ noun 1. any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a crossbarred pattern. 2. a pattern of this kind. 3. a long, rectangular piece of cloth, usually with such a pattern and worn across the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders. adjective 4. having the pattern of a plaid. /plæd; pleɪd/ noun 1. a […]
- Plaid cymru
/ˌplaɪd ˈkʌmrɪ/ noun 1. the Welsh nationalist party
[plad-id] /ˈplæd ɪd/ adjective 1. made of , or having a similar pattern. 2. wearing a .
- Plaid screen
[XEROX PARC] A “special effect” that occurs when certain kinds of memory smashes overwrite the control blocks or image memory of a bit-mapped display. The term “salt and pepper” may refer to a different pattern of similar origin. Though the term as coined at PARC refers to the result of an error, some of the […]