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- n. Alternative form of wapato.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The edible tuber of a species of arrowhead (Sagittaria variabilis); -- so called by the Indians of Oregon.
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In the woods on that side they found game abundant, especially elk, and with the aid of the friendly Indians who furnished salmon and "wapatoo" (the tubers of
He can "root" like a hog, and will often plough up acres of prairie in search of the wapatoo and Indian turnip.
During our trip on the river we had frequently come to the lodges of Indians who sold us dogs, dried salmon, beaver pelts, wapatoo roots - which are the ouapasippin of Mississippi - finally some Othlecan.