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[wosh-oh, waw-shoh]
  1. b. 1965, female chimpanzee, first ape trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language.
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Historical Examples

  • The adventurer with a pickaxe in Washoe may happen upon like good fortune.

    Backlog Studies

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • But seriously a Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter.

    Roughing It

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Thus the one-time picturesqueness of the Washoe Indian has degenerated.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North

  • The dulness of California's evolution is broken by the rush to Washoe.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage

  • In short, there was nothing but Washoe to be seen, heard, or thought of.