Wishtonwish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wishtonwish (Zoöl) The prairie dog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wishtonwish The, prairie-dog of North America, Cynomys ludovicianus. See cut under prairie-dog, and compare second cut under owl.
    • n wishtonwish [Misunderstood by Cooper as a name for the whippoor-will, it was so used by him in his novel “The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish,” and elsewhere.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wishtonwish wish′ton-wish the North American prairie-dog.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably of American Indian origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Amer. Ind.