tullibee

tullibee

[tuhl-uh-bee]
noun
a commercially important deep-bodied Canadian whitefish, Coregonus artedi tullibee.

Origin:
1780–90; earlier telibee < Canadian French toulibi < early Ojibwa dialect *oto·lipi· (compare Ojibwa (E spelling) o-doon-ne-be, odonabee, Menominee otu·nepih)

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tullibee (ˈtʌlɪˌbiː)
 
n
a cisco of the Great Lakes of Canada, Coregonus artedii tullibee
 
[C19: from French toulibi, from Ojibwa]

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