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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of tullibee in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope