- a commercially important deep-bodied Canadian whitefish, Coregonus artedi tullibee.
Origin of tullibee
1780–90; earlier telibee < Canadian French toulibi < early Ojibwa dialect *oto·lipi· (compare Ojibwa (E spelling) o-doon-ne-be, odonabee, Menominee otu·nepih)
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- a cisco of the Great Lakes of Canada, Coregonus artedii tullibee
C19: from French toulibi, from Ojibwa