Heishi definition

hēshē
A small polished bead, often of shell or stone, especially a small flat disk that can be strung with others of uniform size to form a smooth cylindrical strand.
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Tiny, polished disks or beads made from the shells of clams, oysters, abalone, etc., or from semiprecious stones, and strung to form necklaces.
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Origin of heishi

  • From Keresan hishi shell, shell beads

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition