wapatoo

noun

wap·​a·​too
ˈwäpəˌtü
variants or wapata or wapato or wappato
plural -s
: either of two plants of the genus Sagittaria (S. latifolia and S. cuneato) having edible tubers

Word History

Etymology

Chinook jargon wapatoo, from Cree wāpatowa white mushroom

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“Wapatoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wapatoo. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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