Definition of tullibee in English:


Line breaks: tulli|bee
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌlɪbiː

noun (plural same or tullibees)

  • A lake cisco (fish) of a deep-bodied race living in the Great Lakes of Canada.
    • Coregonus artedii tullibee, family Salmonidae
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    • Water quality is relatively good and this is demonstrated by the presence of a tullibee population, a cold-water fish species.
    • Lake whitefish and tullibees are important cold water species.
    • The tullibees will move up into this vegetation, and the pike and walleyes follow them in for a feast.


late 18th century: from Canadian French toulibi, ultimately from Ojibwa.

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