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[kee-yee] /ˈki yi/
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; < ? Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I know what it is, but he don't know what it is, kiyi don't.

    The Belted Seas Arthur Colton
  • "Kishhatriya," he mumbles, "kiyi," and he fell back into his absent-mindedness.

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

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