[ sis-koh ]
/ ˈsɪs koʊ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) cis·co, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cis·coes, cis·cos.

any of several whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes and smaller lakes of eastern North America.

Origin of cisco

1840–50, Americanism; < Canadian French, back formation from ciscoette, ciscaouette < Ojibwa; see siscowet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈsɪskəʊ) /

noun plural -coes or -cos

any of various whitefish, esp Coregonus artedi, of cold deep lakes of North AmericaAlso called: lake herring

Word Origin for cisco

C19: short for Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa pemitewiskawet fish with oily flesh
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