- burning bush (sense )
- strawberry bush
Origin of wahoofrom 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 wahoofrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Creek ahá?hwa, walnut
nounpl. -·hoo· or -·hoos·
a large, scombroid game and food fish (Acanthocybium solanderi) of warm seas
Origin of wahoofrom 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 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.