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[sis-koh] /ˈsɪs koʊ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) cisco (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ciscoes, ciscos.
any of several whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes and smaller lakes of eastern North America.
Origin of cisco
1840-50, Americanism; < Canadian French, back formation from ciscoette, ciscaouette < Ojibwa; see siscowet Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cisco


noun (pl) -coes, -cos
any of various whitefish, esp Coregonus artedi, of cold deep lakes of North America Also called lake herring
Word Origin
C19: short for Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa pemitewiskawet fish with oily flesh
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