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tyee

[tahy-ee] /ˈtaɪ i/
noun
Also called tyee salmon.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon: chief, boss (< Nootka ta·yi· elder brother, senior); as a name for the fish perhaps analogous with king salmon
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