tullibee

[ tuhl-uh-bee ]
/ ˈtʌl əˌbi /

noun

a commercially important deep-bodied Canadian whitefish, Coregonus artedi tullibee.

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Origin of tullibee

First recorded in 1780–90; earlier telibee, from Canadian French toulibi, from unattested early Ojibwa dialect oto·lipi· (compare Ojibwa (English spelling) o-doon-ne-be, odonabee, Menominee otu·nepih )

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British Dictionary definitions for tullibee

tullibee
/ (ˈtʌlɪˌbiː) /

noun

a cisco of the Great Lakes of Canada, Coregonus artedii tullibee

Word Origin for tullibee

C19: from French toulibi, from Ojibwa
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