allocochick

noun
al·lo·co·chick | \ ˈaləkəˌchik \
plural -s

Definition of allocochick 

: shell money used by American Indians of northern California

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First Known Use of allocochick

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allocochick

borrowed from Yurok ʔo·ł weči·k, from ʔo·ł “person, Indian” + we-, “their” + či·k “dentalium shell money, money”

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