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Wampum

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Noun

2. peag, wampum, wampumpeag

small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency

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Wampum

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noun
1. 
(formerly) money used by Native Americans, made of cylindrical shells strung or woven together, esp white shells rather than the more valuable black or purple ones
2. US and Canadian informal
money or wealth

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Wampum

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noun
1. 
small beads made of shells and used by North American Indians as money, for ornament, etc.: they were of two varieties, white and the more valuable black (or dark purple)
2.  Slang
money

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Wampum

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n.
1. Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts, formerly used by certain Native American peoples as currency and jewelry or for ceremonial exchanges between groups. Also called peag.
2. Informal Money.

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