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cahow Syllabification: ca·how
Pronunciation: /kəˈhou/

Definition of cahow in English:


A large Atlantic petrel that breeds in Bermuda. It is an endangered species.
  • 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.


Early 17th century: imitative of its call.

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