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kiyi

[ kee-yee ]
/ ˈki yi /
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noun

a small whitefish, Coregonus kiyi, found in the deeper waters of the Great Lakes.

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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; < ?
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