suckauhock

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Etymology[edit]

Of Native American origin, probably Algonquian, origin. Roger Williams writes that "suck-" signifies "black"; compare Abenaki bezeg-, pesg-, psak- (dark).

Noun[edit]

suckauhock (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Dark-coloured shell-money, used by Native Americans.

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