Was·​co | \ ˈwä(ˌ)skō \
plural Wasco or Wascos or Wascoes

Definition of Wasco

1a : an American Indian people of northern Oregon
b : a member of such people
2 : a dialect of Upper Chinook

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History and Etymology for Wasco

Wasco wasq'o cup, small bowl; from a cup-shaped rock near their main village always full of water

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“Wasco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wasco. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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