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From Middle English kipe, kype, from Old English cȳpe, cȳpa (“basket”), akin to Middle Low German kīpe ("basket"; > German Low German Kiep, Kiepke (“basket”), German Kiepe), Norwegian kaup (“wooden box; crate”).
kipe (plural kipes)
- An osier basket used for catching fish.
- Upturned lower jaw of a male salmon at the end of its life as it returns to fresh water to spawn.