wampum

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Small beads made from polished shells, formerly used as money and jewelry by certain Native American peoples
Money
beads strung on threads, formerly used among the american indians as currency
{n} current money amongst Indians
Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc
small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
shells put into strings, belts etc, used in the past as money by Native Americans (wampumpeag , from Narragansett, from wampan + api + -ag (plural suffix)). Tubular shell beads assembled into strings or woven into belts or embroidered ornaments. The Algonquian word (short for wampumpeag) translates as "string of white (shell beads)." Before contact with white settlers, Indians used wampum primarily ceremonially or in gift exchanges. In the early 17th century it came to be used as money in trade with whites, because of a shortage of European currency
as an ornament
informal terms for money
{i} small beads made from shells by American Indians; money (Slang)
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wampum

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    /ˈwämpəm/ /ˈwɑːmpəm/

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    [ 'wäm-p&m ] (noun.) 1636. Abbreviated from wampumpeag; falsely analysed as ‘wampum’ + ‘peag’; from ‘wamp’ ("white") + ‘umpe’ ("string") + ‘ag’ (plural suffix), in reference to the string of white shell-beads and not the individual beads.

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