sewan

[ see-wuh n ]
/ ˈsi wən /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. sewage,
  2. sewage farm,
  3. sewage gas,
  4. sewall,
  5. sewall, samuel,
  6. seward,
  7. seward peninsula,
  8. seward's folly,
  9. seward, william h.,
  10. seward, william henry

seawan

or sea·want se·wan

[ see-wuh n ]
/ ˈsi wən /

noun

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)

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British Dictionary definitions for sewan

sewan

/ (ˈsiːwən) /

noun

a variant spelling of seawan

seawan

sewan

/ (ˈsiːwən) /

noun

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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