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wampum

Definitions of wampum
  1. noun
    small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
    synonyms: peag, wampumpeag
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    type of:
    beads, string of beads
    several beads threaded together on a string
  2. noun
    informal terms for money
    synonyms: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar
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    type of:
    money
    the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
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