- 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
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Examples from the Web for cisco
Cisco founders Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner have reportedly given 70 percent of the $170 million they earned to animal welfare.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?
October 8, 2014
Cisco Systems, the most valuable company in the world in March 2000, has lost 70 percent of its value.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Finally Out After a 13-Year Reign
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Ten days ago—a few days after the planned first broadcast of the Panorama documentary—NDS was sold to Cisco for $5 billion.Rupert Murdoch’s Battle With the BBC
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They also brought in a new CEO, Tony Bates, a veteran Cisco executive, who got the company running more smoothly.Microsoft Buys Skype: Marc Andreessen on the Sale
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During his time at Cisco, he chaired an Internet task force for the U.K. government.Middle East Uprising: Facebook's Secret Role in Egypt
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The changes in habits which the cisco has undergone are considerable.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
The cisco is somewhat smaller than the lake-herring, but otherwise it is about the same.
I also took it in Lake Michigan while fishing for cisco from the pier at Charlevoix.
On a bridge near Cisco an incident occurred which might have been serious for me.
In the Cisco Lake Region there are many lakes, mostly small, but several of a length of one to three miles.
- any of various whitefish, esp Coregonus artedi, of cold deep lakes of North AmericaAlso called: lake herring
C19: short for Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa pemitewiskawet fish with oily flesh