wahoo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wahoo large fast-moving predacious food and game fish; found worldwide
    • n wahoo deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    • n wahoo upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wahoo A dark blue scombroid food fish (Acanthocibium solandriorAcanthocibium petus) of Florida and the West Indies.
    • n Wahoo Any of various American trees or shrubs;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wahoo A common name of Acanthocybium solandri, a scombroid fish of tropical seas.
    • n wahoo A North American shrub, the burning-bush, Euonymus atropurpureus, ornamental in autumn for its pendulous capsules, revealing in dehiscence the bright-scarlet arils of its seeds. Its bark is the officinal euonymus, credited with cholagogic and laxative properties.
    • n wahoo The bearberry of the Pacific United States, Rhamnus Purshiana, the source of cascara sagrada, perhaps so called from its medicinal affinity to the former.
    • n wahoo The winged elm, Ulmus alata, a small tree with corky winged branches, found southward in the United States. The wood is unwedgeable, and is largely used for hubs, blocks, etc. The name has also been applied to Tilia heterophylla (see Tilia) and to the Japanese quince (which see, under quince).
    • n wahoo Also written waahoo (this form being sometimes used distinctively in sense 1) and whahoo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wahoo wa-hōō′ the burning bush, a richly ornamental shrub: the bear-berry, which yields cascara sagrada: the winged elm, with valuable hard-grained wood.
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Usage

In literature:

We left another man (Edward Aymes) at Wahoo.
"Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific" by Gabriel Franchere
They'd go to drugging themselves with boneset tea, and mullein tea, and bitter-root powders and wahoo bark, said Gray.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
The detachment would pass on its march within a short distance of Wahoo Swamp and might easily be surprised and overpowered.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
Wahoo, C., 3.95; S., 54 cts.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
On the same day, Major Dade, leading a relief expedition from Tampa Bay, was ambushed and overwhelmed near Wahoo Swamp.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Elm, Wahoo or Winged, 144.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
My father hardly knew where to go, so he crawled under a wahoo bush to think, and ate eight tangerines.
"My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Ch., 7.80 18.80 Wahoo.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
For he was a power in the Wahoo Valley.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Wahoo Lake (July 3-11, 1952).
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
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In poetry:

Where the wahoo reds
And the sumac spreads
Tall plumes o'er the purple privet,
I beg a kiss
Of the wind, tho I wis
Right well he never will give it.
"Wanda" by Cale Young Rice
Now with fine fingers, phantom-cold,
Splitting the wahoo's pods of rose, and thin
The bittersweet's balls o' gold,
To show the coal-red berries packed within:
"Under The Hunter’s Moon" by Madison Julius Cawein
Wild-ginger; wahoo, with its wan balloons;
And brakes of briers of a twilight green;
And fox-grapes plumed with summer; and strung moons
Of mandrake flowers between.
"The Wood" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

But the questions raised by the organization's stance on the symbol are as glaring as Wahoo 's skin tone.
Join Wahoo 's co-founder Tuesday at celebrity experience.
Not even our own OC-bred surfer den, Wahoo 's Fish Taco, is immune to it.
Opera 12 ' Wahoo ' Beta Ships.
Wahoo 's Fish Tacos at Bristol and Baker streets, Costa Mesa.
Wahoo 's needs no introduction, of course, but earlier this summer, for no reason and with no hullaballoo, the Lam brothers commissioned a mural outside the Costa Mesa location off Bristol Street.
Wahoo 's Fish Taco brings West Coast vibe to NYC.
Wahoo 's Fish Taco is bringing its Hawaiian fusion flavors and surfer vibe to the East Coast with a franchise push into New York City.
"Charlie Floyd" by the Wahoo Creek Band.
"I'm Gone" by the Wahoo Creek Band.
Wahoo 's in Stuart retains flavor of Florida vacations.
Just over the Roosevelt Bridge and east of US 1 in Stuart, there is plenty of activity at Wahoo 's on the waterfront.
Wahoo 's is one of those places that you might not consider or remember when you want to get out and have a good time.
Chattanooga Lookouts open second half with win over Wahoos, 3-2.
Wahoo's Fish Taco co-founder Wing Lam, left, greets contest winner Gavin Gallardo as he arrives for Elite 11.
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