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cisco

[sis-koh] /ˈsɪs koʊ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) cisco (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ciscoes, ciscos.
1.
any of several whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes and smaller lakes of eastern North America.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; < Canadian French, back formation from ciscoette, ciscaouette < Ojibwa; see siscowet
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British Dictionary definitions for ciscoes

cisco

/ˈsɪskəʊ/
noun (pl) -coes, -cos
1.
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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