kiyi

[kee-yee]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. kiwi fruit,
  2. kiwiana,
  3. kiwis,
  4. kiwisports,
  5. kiyas,
  6. kiyoodle,
  7. kizil irmak,
  8. kizil kum,
  9. kjölen,
  10. kk

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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