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tyee

[tahy-ee] /ˈtaɪ i/
noun
Also called tyee salmon.
Origin of tyee
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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  • Mr. Layard could not induce them to touch anything from the bank, but a tyee of 18lb.

    Fishing in British Columbia Thomas Wilson Lambert
  • If we don' skin um, we goin' to mak' Sah-ha-lee tyee ver' mad.

  • The tyee salmon, "Oncorhynchus tschawytscha," has many names.

  • "The tyee will be in from Valparaiso about that time," he answered.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • On your way out West to join the tyee you wrote her every day on the train.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • The words were really Waw-kash (a word of salutation) and tyee.

    The Adventures of John Jewitt

    John Rodgers Jewitt
  • They arranged it during the next few minutes, and then Jimmy was rowed off to the tyee.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • Guess I can't stop his getting the tyee, and she's the second boat he has taken from me.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • Jimmy's face grew a trifle hard as he heard it, for she was the tyee.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • It was scarcely two hours since he had arrived on board the tyee.

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