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[wah-hoo, wah-hoo] /wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu/
noun, plural wahoos.
1.
any of various American shrubs or small trees, as the winged elm, Ulmus alata, or a linden, Tilia heterophylla.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism; origin uncertain

wahoo2

[wah-hoo, wah-hoo] /wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu/
noun, plural wahoos.
1.
a shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpurea, of North America, having finely serrated, elliptical leaves and pendulous capsules that in opening reveal the bright-scarlet arils of the seeds.
Also called burning bush.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism; < Dakota wanhu, equivalent to wan- arrow + hu wood, shaft

wahoo3

[wah-hoo, wah-hoo] /wɑˈhu, ˈwɑ hu/
noun, plural wahoos (especially collectively) wahoo.
1.
a large, swift mackerel, Acanthocybium solanderi, widespread in warm seas, of a steel blue to greenish blue above and silver below, often leaping from the water and occasionally schooling in great numbers: valued as a food and game fish.
Also called peto.
Origin
1905-10; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for wahoo

wahoo1

/wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː/
noun (pl) -hoos
1.
an elm, Ulmus alata, of SE North America having twigs with winged corky edges Also called winged elm
Word Origin
from Creek ǔhawhu cork elm

wahoo2

/wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː/
noun (pl) -hoos
1.
an E North American shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpureus, with scarlet capsules and seeds Also called burning bush
Word Origin
C19: from Dakota wāhu arrowwood

wahoo3

/wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː/
noun (pl) -hoos
1.
a large fast-moving food and game fish, Acanthocybium solandri, of tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunnies)
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for wahoo
n.

type of large marine fish, 1905, of unknown origin.

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