wampumpeag

wampumpeag

[wom-puhm-peeg, wawm-]
noun

Origin:
1620–30, Americanism; earlier also wampampeak, wampompeage < Massachusett (cognate with Eastern Abenaki wάpαpəyak wampum beads; equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·p- white + *-a·py- string + *-aki plural suffix)

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wampumpeag

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