tyee

noun
ty·​ee | \ ˈtīˌē \
plural -s

Definition of tyee

2 or tyee salmon : a Chinook salmon especially when of large size

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History and Etymology for tyee

Chinook jargon, from Nootka ta‧yi‧ elder brother, senior

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“Tyee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyee. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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