Definition of cahow in English:



  • A large Atlantic petrel that breeds in Bermuda. It is an endangered species.

    • ‘He has taken invasives by the roots and continues the effort to save our indigenous cahows from extinction.’
    • ‘This year the world's last 24 pairs of cahows have produced twelve healthy chicks.’
    • ‘His efforts have been successful and especially notable is the restoration of the extinct cahows.’
    • ‘Bermuda's most famous bird, the Bermuda petrel, or cahow, is a rare but rewarding sight.’
    • ‘But by a small miracle, a few pairs of breeding cahows hung for generations on some remote sea cliffs in the Bermuda archipelago.’


Early 17th century: imitative of its call.