Definition of Wampum

1. Noun. Informal terms for money.

Exact synonyms: Boodle, Bread, Cabbage, Clams, Dinero, Dough, Gelt, Kale, Lettuce, Lolly, Loot, Lucre, Moolah, Pelf, Scratch, Shekels, Simoleons, Sugar
Generic synonyms: Money
Derivative terms: Cabbage

2. Noun. Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency.
Exact synonyms: Peag, Wampumpeag
Generic synonyms: Beads, String Of Beads

Definition of Wampum

1. n. Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament.

2. n. Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament.

Definition of Wampum

1. Noun. Small beads made from polished shells, formerly used as money and jewelry by certain Native American peoples. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Money. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wampum

1. a form of currency formerly used by North American Indians [n -S]

Medical Definition of Wampum

1. Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc, as an ornament. "Round his waist his belt of wampum." (Longfellow) "Girded with his wampum braid." (Whittier) These beads were of two kinds, one white, and the other black or dark purple. The term wampum is properly applied only to the white; the dark purple ones are called suckanhock. See Seawan. "It [wampum] consisted of cylindrical pieces of the shells of testaceous fishes, a quarter of an inch long, and in diameter less than a pipestem, drilled . . . So as to be strung upon a thread. The beads of a white colour, rated at half the value of the black or violet, passed each as the equivalent of a farthing in transactions between the natives and the planters." Origin: North American Indian wampum, wompam, from the Mass. Wompi, Del. Wape, white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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