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.

1840–50, Americanism; < Canadian French, back formation from ciscoette, ciscaouette < Ojibwa; see siscowet Unabridged
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cisco (ˈsɪskəʊ)
n , pl -coes, -cos
Also called: lake herring any of various whitefish, esp Coregonus artedi, of cold deep lakes of North America
[C19: short for Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa pemitewiskawet fish with oily flesh]

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