wampum

Definitions of wampum
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n 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
Type of:
beads, string of beads
several beads threaded together on a string

n informal terms for money

Synonyms:
boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar
Type of:
money
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

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