from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
Native name. (Wiktionary)