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 having half the value of the latter. Many writers, however, use the terms seawan and {wampum} indiscriminately. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


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  • Suckanhock — Suck an*hock, n. [Of American Indian origin.] A kind of seawan. See Note under {Seawan}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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… …   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

  • Wampum — Wam pum, n. [North American Indian wampum, wompam, from the Mass. w[ o]mpi, Del. w[=a]pe, white.] Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament. [1913 Webster] Round his waist …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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