Peag
Peag Peag, n. [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. --RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to polished white cylindrical beads. See also {wampum}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • peag — peag; wam·pum·peag; …   English syllables

  • peag — ☆ peag or peage [pēg ] n. [shortened < earlier wampumpeage: see WAMPUM] WAMPUM …   English World dictionary

  • peag — /peeg/, n. wampum (def. 1). [1640 50, Amer.; shortening of WAMPUMPEAG] * * * …   Universalium

  • PEAG — • Proposal Evaluation and Analysis Group …   Maritime acronyms and abbreviations

  • peag — /pig/ (say peeg) noun → wampum (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • peag — noun small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency • Syn: ↑wampum, ↑wampumpeag • Hypernyms: ↑beads, ↑string of beads …   Useful english dictionary

  • wam|pum|peag — «WOM puhm peeg, WM », noun. 1. wampum made of white shells (less valuable than that made of black shells). 2. any wampum. ╂[American English < Algonkian (probably Narragansett) wanpanpiak string of white shell beads] …   Useful english dictionary

  • peage — Peag Peag, n. [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; originally applied only to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peak — Peag Peag, n. [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; originally applied only to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peeke — Peag Peag, n. [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; originally applied only to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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