cahow

noun
ca·​how | \ kə-ˈhau̇ How to pronounce cahow (audio) \

Definition of cahow

: a dark-colored petrel (Pterodroma cahow) formerly abundant in Bermuda but now nearly extinct

First Known Use of cahow

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cahow

imitative

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“Cahow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cahow. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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