tullibee

noun

tul·​li·​bee
ˈtələˌbē
plural -s
: any of several whitefishes of central and northern North America
especially : lake herring

Word History

Etymology

Canadian French toulibi, probably from Cree otonabi, literally, water-mouth

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“Tullibee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tullibee. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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