Definition of cahow in English:

Share this entry

cahow

Pronunciation: /kəˈhaʊ/

noun

A large endangered Atlantic petrel which breeds in Bermuda.
  • Pterodroma cahow, family Procellariidae.
Example sentences
  • Bermuda's most famous bird, the Bermuda petrel, or cahow, is a rare but rewarding sight.
  • He has taken invasives by the roots and continues the effort to save our indigenous cahows from extinction.
  • This year the world's last 24 pairs of cahows have produced twelve healthy chicks.

Origin

Early 17th century: imitative of its call.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: cahow

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.