- an arrowhead plant, Sagittaria latifolia.
Origin of wapatoo
1805, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon; ulterior origin uncertain
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Examples 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