Term: Waukau [origin of place name]
Explanation 1: Waukau was Lapones village and is said to mean zigzag or lightning. It is the name of the river outlet of Rush Lake and empties into Fox River, and the name of a village in the town of Rushford. Explanation 2: Waukau means the spawn of a fish or frog, from "wak" (pron. wauk). Explanation 3: Means "habitually" or "often". Explanation 4: Means "sweet flag".
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[Source: Explanation 1: Lawson's History of Winnebago County, p. 239.
Explanation 2: Sweet flag. Milwaukee Journal, 16 Nov. 1926.
Explanation 3 & 4: Milwaukee Sentinel, Aug. 29, 1939.]