Webster 1913 Edition
[It., from [the] head or beginning.]
From the beginning; a direction to return to, and end with, the first strain; – indicated by the letters D. C. Also, the strain so repeated.
☞ In America the name is given to several related fishes of the genera
Minnilus, etc. The black-nosed dace is
Rhinichthys atronasusthe horned dace is
Semotilus corporalis. For red dace, see