• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vendace (Zoöl) A European lake whitefish (Coregonus Willughbii, or Coregonus Vandesius) native of certain lakes in Scotland and England. It is regarded as a delicate food fish. Called also vendis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vendace A variety of the whitefish, Coregonus willughbyi or C. vandesius. It is noted for its restricted distribution, being found in Great Britain only in Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire, and in two or three of the English lakes, and on the Continent in some of the rivers and lakes of Sweden. The body is deep and compressed, the back brown, the sides tinged with yellow, the belly silvery, the tail broadly forked, and the pectoral and ventral fins yellow. The average length is from 6 to 7 inches. The flsh is esteemed a great delicacy, and is taken with the sweepnet about August.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vendace ven′dās a variety of the whitefish, found in Great Britain only in the Castle Loch at Lochmaben.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. vendese, vandoise (Fr. vandoise); orig. unknown.


In literature:

Vendace, a fish, 301.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Nothing is ever found visible to the naked eye in the stomach of the Vendace.
"Notes and Queries, Number 77, April 19, 1851" by Various
Vendace, the fish so called, 302.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Mr. Yarrell does not attempt to identify the vendace with any foreign species, nor to answer the question, who introduced them in Lochmaben?
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 126, March 27, 1852" by Various