Definition of wampum:
- A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.
- Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament.
ice lolly, wampumpeag, cacography, saccharide, net profit, chou, cabbage, dent, cole, scar, clams, dirty money, prick, pelf, cultivated cabbage, excoriation, scraping, kail, long green, brass, abrasion, breadstuff, jack, lettuce, staff of life, net income, simoleons, prize, mark, profits, moola, incision, chicken feed, borecole, starting line, refined sugar, carbohydrate, scrawl, scribble, plunder, earnings, kale, scratching, lolly, scrape, gelt, peag, mazuma, green, dinero, net, bread, stops, pillage, shekels, lollipop, boodle, scratch line, sugar, popsicle, colewort, slit, booty, start.
change (part of speech: verb)
money (part of speech: noun)
- promissory note,
- ways and means,
- spending money,
- bank note,
- petty cash,
- money order,
- pocket money,
- balance sheet,
- net worth
The women knitted innumerable mittens and also made wampum or Indian money from the clam and oyster shells, an important means of exchange in the Indian trade all over the colonies, and even to some extent among the colonists themselves.- "The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series", Sydney G. Fisher.
- "Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)", James Athearn Jones.
- "Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four", Charles H. Sylvester.