cahow

noun

ca·​how kə-ˈhau̇ How to pronounce cahow (audio)
: a dark-colored petrel (Pterodroma cahow) formerly abundant in Bermuda but now nearly extinct

Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cahow was in 1615

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“Cahow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cahow. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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