- burning bush (sense )
- strawberry bush
Origin of wahoo; from Dakota wahu, literally , arrowwood
- a cork elm (Ulmus alata) of the S U.S.
- any of various other North American trees or shrubs, as the cascara
Origin of wahoo; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Creek ahá?hwa, walnut
pl. -·hoo· or -·hoos·
a large, scombroid game and food fish (Acanthocybium solanderi) of warm seas
Origin of wahoo; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Chiefly West used to express unrestrained enthusiasm, exhilaration, etc.
Origin of wahooechoic of shout
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.
Origin of wahooDakota 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 ).
See winged elm.
Origin of wahooOrigin unknown.
nounpl. 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.
Origin of wahooPerhaps of West Indian origin.
Chiefly Western US
Used to express exuberance.
An exuberant cry: He let out a wahoo. Also called regionally rebel yell.
- Acanthocybium solandri, a tropical and subtropical game fish
- (southern US) The winged elm, Ulmus alata.
From Creek *uhawhu.
- Euonymus atropurpureus, a burning bush.