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  • n. A rough carnelian bead, formerly used in Africa as currency when buying slaves for the slave trade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bead of rough carnelian. Arangoes were formerly imported from Bombay for use in the African slave trade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of bead made of rough carnelian, generally of a cylindrical shape.

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