from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous shrub or small tree (Euonymus atropurpurea) of eastern North America, having small purplish flowers, pink fruit, and scarlet arillate seeds.
- n. An elm tree (Ulmus alata) of the southeast United States, having twigs with winged, corky edges.
- n. Any of several similar trees.
- n. A tropical marine food and game fish (Acanthocybium solanderi) of the mackerel family, having a pointed snout, narrow body, and long dorsal fin.
- interj. Used to express exuberance.
- n. An exuberant cry: He let out a wahoo. Also called regionally rebel yell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Acanthocybium solandri, a tropical and subtropical game fish
- n. The winged elm, Ulmus alata.
- n. Euonymus atropurpureus, a burning bush.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A certain shrub (Evonymus atropurpureus) having purple capsules which in dehiscence expose the scarlet-ariled seeds; -- called also burning bush.
- n. Cascara buckthorn.
- n. Basswood.
- n. A dark blue scombroid food fish (Acanthocibium solandri or Acanthocibium petus) of Florida and the West Indies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of Acanthocybium solandri, a scombroid fish of tropical seas.
- n. 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. 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. 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. Also written waahoo (this form being sometimes used distinctively in sense 1) and whahoo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large fast-moving predacious food and game fish; found worldwide
- n. deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
- n. upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas
Perhaps of West Indian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Creek *uhawhu. (Wiktionary)
From a Dakota word, the first element of which is cognate to Lakota waŋ ("arrow"). (Wiktionary)