Definition of tullibee in English:

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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
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.

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