canoe (n.) Look up canoe at Dictionary.com
1550s, originally in a West Indian context, from Spanish canoa, a term used by Columbus, from Arawakan (Haiti) canaoua. Extended to rough-made or dugout boats generally. Early variants in English included cano, canow, canoa, etc., before spelling settled down c.1600.
canoe (v.) Look up canoe at Dictionary.com
1842, from canoe (n.). Related: Canoed; canoing.