Seawant
Seawan Sea"wan, Seawant Sea"want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. [1913 Webster]

Note: Seawan was of two kinds; {wampum}, white, and {suckanhock}, black or purple, -- the former having half the value of the latter. Many writers, however, use the terms seawan and {wampum} indiscriminately. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


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  • Seawan — Sea wan, Seawant Sea want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. [1913 Webster] Note: Seawan was of two kinds; {wampum}, white, and {suckanhock}, black or purple, the former having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suckanhock — Seawan Sea wan, Seawant Sea want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. [1913 Webster] Note: Seawan was of two kinds; {wampum}, white, and {suckanhock}, black or purple, the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wampum — Seawan Sea wan, Seawant Sea want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. [1913 Webster] Note: Seawan was of two kinds; {wampum}, white, and {suckanhock}, black or purple, the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wampum — Seawan Sea wan, Seawant Sea want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. [1913 Webster] Note: Seawan was of two kinds; {wampum}, white, and {suckanhock}, black or purple, the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seawan — /see weuhn/, n. wampum (def. 1). Also, seawant /see wahnt /, sewan. [1620 30, Amer.; < New York D sewan, zeewan, zeewant, etc. < Munsee Delaware *sé·wan unstrung wampum, lit., that which is in a scattered state, deriv of se·(w) scatter(ed)] * * * …   Universalium

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  • seawan — or seawant variant of sewan …   Useful english dictionary

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