Definitions for wampumpeagˈwɒm pəmˌpig, ˈwɔm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wam•pum•peagˈwɒm pəmˌpig, ˈwɔm-(n.)

  1. Category: Anthropology

    Ref: wampum

Origin of wampumpeag:

1620–30, Amer.; < Massachusett, c. Eastern Abenaki wάpαpəyak wampum beads = Proto-Algonquian *wa·p- white +*-a·py- string +*-aki pl. suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wampum, peag, 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

Wiktionary

  1. wampumpeag(Noun)

    wampum

  2. Origin: An language, from wap ‘white’ + umpe ‘string’ + -ag plural suffix.

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