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seawan

or seawant, sewan

[see-wuh n] /ˈsi wən/
noun
1.
wampum (def 1).
Origin of seawan
New York Dutch
Munsee Delaware
1620-1630
1620-30, Americanism; < New York Dutch sewan, zeewan, zeewant, etc. < Munsee Delaware *sé·wan unstrung wampum, literally, that which is in a scattered state, derivative of se·(w)- scatter(ed)
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seawan

/ˈsiːwən/
noun
1.
shell beads, usually unstrung, used by certain North American Indians as money; wampum
Word Origin
C18: from Narraganset seawohn loose
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