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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The first known use of allocochick was in 1884

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“Allocochick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allocochick. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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