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wa·hoo 1

 (wä-ho͞o′, wä′ho͞o)
n. pl. wa·hoos
A deciduous shrub or small tree (Euonymus atropurpureus) of eastern North America, having small purplish flowers, pink fruit containing scarlet arils, and red foliage in the autumn.

[Dakota waŋhu : waŋ, arrow + hu, leg, stock or stem of a plant (from the use of its straight, slender shoots and branches to make arrow shafts ).]

wa·hoo 2

 (wä-ho͞o′, wä′ho͞o)
n. pl. wa·hoos

[Origin unknown.]

wa·hoo 3

 (wä-ho͞o′, wä′ho͞o)
n. pl. wahoo or wa·hoos
A large marine food and game fish (Acanthocybium solandri) of subtropical and tropical waters, having a pointed snout, narrow body, and long dorsal fin.

[Perhaps of West Indian origin.]

wa·hoo 4

 (wä′ho͞o′) Chiefly Western US
interj.
Used to express exuberance.
n. pl. wa·hoos
An exuberant cry: He let out a wahoo. Also called regionally rebel yell.

wahoo

(wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː)
n, pl -hoos
(Plants) an elm, Ulmus alata, of SE North America having twigs with winged corky edges. Also called: winged elm
[from Creek ǔhawhu cork elm]

wahoo

(wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː)
n, pl -hoos
(Plants) an E North American shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpureus, with scarlet capsules and seeds. Also called: burning bush
[C19: from Dakota wāhu arrowwood]

wahoo

(wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː)
n, pl -hoos
(Animals) a large fast-moving food and game fish, Acanthocybium solandri, of tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunnies)
[of unknown origin]

wa•hoo1

(wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu)

n., pl. -hoos.
any of various American shrubs or small trees, as the winged elm, Ulmus alata, or a linden, Tilia heterophylla.
[1760–70, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

wa•hoo2

(wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu)

n., pl. -hoos.
a burning bush, Euonymus atropurpurea, with pods that in opening reveal the scarlet arils of the seeds.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Dakota wanhu=wan- arrow + hu wood]

wa•hoo3

(wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu)

n., pl. -hoos, (esp. collectively) -hoo.
a large, warm-water mackerel, Acanthocybium solanderi.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wahoo - upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seedswahoo - upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas
Euonymus, genus Euonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.wahoo - deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
Euonymus, genus Euonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.wahoo - large fast-moving predacious food and game fishwahoo - large fast-moving predacious food and game fish; found worldwide
mackerel - any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
References in periodicals archive ?
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a pelagic scombrid with a tropical and subtropical distribution in oceanic waters worldwide (Collette and Nauen, 1983).
OSCC purchased 20 acres of farmland outside Wahoo in early 2012 and broke ground in September of that year after months of site preparation work.
Brigham once the building purchase was made public said that the word out on the street was that the Wahoo office was going to be closed.
Said JCC Aquatics Director Kelly Sampson, "With the generosity of so many Wahoo team members, their family and friends, more people will receive assistance this year.
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For Wahoo, the unexpected is everyday life when the whole backyard is full of wild animals that must be cared for.
Sama Uchil, sales and marketing manager at Wahoo, said: "We are extremely proud to win the Wave Review Awards and to be recognised as the best in the industry by the World Waterpark Association.
Each Wahoo sachet contained 25% of the RDA of vitamins B, B3, B5, B6 and C and would, at 1.
Diners later enjoyed a meal of Wahoo with a lemon Hollandaise sauce and baby vegetables.
In the Hawaii commercial longline, troll, and handline fisheries for highly migratory pelagic species, both dolphinfish (mahimahi), Coryphaena hippurus, and wahoo (ono), Acanthocybium solandri, are incidentally caught and are of secondary importance to tunas, Scombridae, and billfishes, Istiophoridae.
KEVIN RYAN closed in on his previous best seasonal total of 67 wins - achieved last year - with an 84-1 Ripon double yesterday thanks to Guto and Wahoo Sam.
Kevin Ryan moved closer to his previous best seasonal total of 67 winners ( achieved last year ( with an 84-1 double at Ripon yesterday thanks to Guto and Wahoo Sam.