[ wop-uh-too ]
/ ˈwɒp əˌtu /
noun, plural wap·a·toos.
an arrowhead plant, Sagittaria latifolia.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of wapatoo
1805, Americanism;<Chinook Jargon; ulterior origin uncertain
Words nearby wapatoo
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Example sentences from the Web for wapatoo
The wapatoo still grows in the ponds and lagoons of the island.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
Their larders abounded with dried meat, meal, wapatoo, and camas root.
He can “root” like a hog, and will often plough up acres of prairie in search of the wapatoo and Indian turnip.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid