tyee

[tahy-ee]

Origin of tyee

1790–1800, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon: chief, boss (< Nootka ta·yi· elder brother, senior); as a name for the fish perhaps analogous with king salmon
Also called tyee salmon.
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