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n. pl. cis·coes or cis·cos
Any of several North American freshwater fishes of the genus Coregonus whose upper and lower jaws are the same length, unlike other whitefishes.
[From Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa bemidewiskawed, the (fish) with oily skin.]
n, pl -coes or -cos
(Animals) any of various whitefish, esp Coregonus artedi, of cold deep lakes of North America. Also called: lake herring
[C19: short for Canadian French ciscoette, from Ojibwa pemitewiskawet fish with oily flesh]
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -co, (esp. for kinds or species) -coes, -cos.
any of several whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes and smaller lakes of E North America.
[1840–50, Amer.; < Canadian French ciscoette < Ojibwa pe·mite·wiskawe·t oily fish]
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|Noun||1.||cisco - cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward|
whitefish - flesh of salmon-like or trout-like cold-water fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
|2.||cisco - important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America|
whitefish - silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere