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Wahoo meaning

wahoo - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any of various American trees or shrubs;
  2. 2. Cascara buckthorn.
  3. 3. Basswood.
  4. 4. A certain shrub ( Evonymus atropurpureus) having purple capsules which in dehiscence expose the scarlet- ariled seeds; - called also burning bush.
  5. 5. A dark blue scombroid food fish ( Acanthocibium solandri petus) of Florida and the West Indies.

wahoo - examples of usage

  1. But at last, weary of waiting so long to no purpose, he had bought a small schooner of one of the chiefs of the isle of Wahoo, and was engaged in getting her ready to sail for the mouth of the Columbia, when four sails hove in sight, and presently came to anchor in Ohetity bay. - "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", Gabriel Franchere.
  2. Mr. Hunt was then at Wahoo, and learned through some islanders from Morotoi, that some Americans had been wrecked on the isle of Tahouraka. - "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", Gabriel Franchere.
  3. Across the channel a Party Boat - the words almost demand capitals with actions so diminutive- creased laughter " to go" cross the waves flicker of lights, siren call then a lemon shark strikes the bait on anchor reel, Horse- Eyed Jack perhaps borrowing the name from the Outback- think pantomime, enter Wahoo and the aesthetic of fear crazed fish jack- knifing the boat. - "Point Spread Poems", Paul Cameron Brown.
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