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tullibee

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

Origin of tullibee

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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British Dictionary definitions for tullibee

tullibee

noun
  1. a cisco of the Great Lakes of Canada, Coregonus artedii tullibee

Word Origin

C19: from French toulibi, from Ojibwa
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