(also wahoo elm)
A North American elm which yields useful timber.
- Ulmus alata, family Ulmaceae
- Purple Finches flock to the wahoo elm trees to feed on the buds, and Crossbills attack the pine cones.
- Winged elm, also called corked elm or wahoo elm, can be distinguished from other elms by the woody, wing-like growths along the branchlets.
- Here, among the smaller trees, the holly obtains its greatest development, with hornbeams and wahoo elms.
late 18th century: perhaps from Creek ahá-hwa 'walnut'.
A large predatory tropical marine fish of the mackerel family, prized as a game fish.
- Acanthocybium solandri, family Scombridae
- Weeds in blue water attract significant numbers of sailfish and wahoo during the summer months.
- By the time you reboard each evening, chef Charlie Wang will have your pan-seared wahoo waiting.
- Skewered chunks of wahoo, a firm, white fish, come in a garlicky scampi butter that turns them irresistible.
early 20th century: of unknown origin.
1940s: probably a natural exclamation.