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wam•pum



Pronunciation: (wom'pum, wôm'-), [key]
n.
1. Also called peag, seawan, sewan. cylindrical beads made from shells, pierced and strung, used by North American Indians as a medium of exchange, for ornaments, and for ceremonial and sometimes spiritual purposes, esp. such beads when white but also including the more valuable black or dark-purple varieties.
2. Informal.money.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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