or sea·want se·wan
[ see-wuh n ]
/ ˈsi wən /
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Origin of seawan
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)
Words nearby seawan
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British Dictionary definitions for seawan
/ (ˈsiːwən) /
shell beads, usually unstrung, used by certain North American Indians as money; wampum
Word Origin for seawan
C18: from Narraganset seawohn loose
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