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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

    Steep Trails

  • He can "root" like a hog, and will often plough up acres of prairie in search of the wapatoo and Indian turnip.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • 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.

    Diary of Wilson Price Hunt


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  • A common name of plants in the genus Sagitaria.

    June 24, 2010