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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
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