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kiyi

[kee-yee]
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noun
  1. a small whitefish, Coregonus kiyi, found in the deeper waters of the Great Lakes.

Origin of kiyi

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; from the specific epithet, alleged to be a local term for the fish, used by Lake Michigan fishermen; < ?
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Historical Examples

  • "Kishhatriya," he mumbles, "Kiyi," and he fell back into his absent-mindedness.

    The Belted Seas

    Arthur Colton

  • I know what it is, but he don't know what it is, Kiyi don't.

    The Belted Seas

    Arthur Colton

  • Kiyi rolled over on the edge of Sadler's yellow robe, curled up, and shut his eyes, and went to sleep.

    The Belted Seas

    Arthur Colton

  • Sadler's face had grown tired, sort of heavy and worn, while he was looking down at Kiyi.

    The Belted Seas

    Arthur Colton

  • Puck Parker and Snarlyou and Kiyi had all heard it, time and time again.