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wapatoo

[wop-uh-too]
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noun, plural wap·a·toos.
  1. an arrowhead plant, Sagittaria latifolia.
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Origin of wapatoo

1805, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon; ulterior origin uncertain
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Historical Examples

  • 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.