noun (1)
wam·​pee | \ wämˈpē also wȯm- \
plural -s

Definition of wampee

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 South : arrow arum


noun (2)
variants: or less commonly wampi \ " \
plural -s

Definition of wampee (Entry 2 of 2)

: an Asiatic tree (Clausena lansium) of the family Rutaceae cultivated in Hawaii also : its fruit which is about the size of a large grape and which has a hard rind

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History and Etymology for wampee

Noun (1)

of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick wampan, wómpi white, Shawnee wapa

Noun (2)

Chinese (Pekingese) huang2-p'i2, from huang2 yellow + p'i2 skin

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“Wampee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wampee. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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