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Definition of the noun dentalia

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Dentalia is a genus of Dentaliidae, described by Perry in 1811.

Phrases with Dentalia

  1. Genus Dentalia
  2. Myrianida Dentalia
  3. Species Myrianida Dentalia

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Google previewEmerging from the Mist (2011)

Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History by Quentin Mackie, Gary Coupland, R.G. Matson

Dentalia were very important to the Yurok as wealth items, probably more important than they were further north, and the usual source identified for Yurok dentalia is the west coast of Vancouver Island, where historically the best known ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Early North America (2004)

by Cameron B. Wesson

° DENTALIA tree samples are sufficient to permit analysis, this technique has proven most valuable for archaeologists working in the arid regions of the Southwest. See ANDREW E. DOUGLAS. DENTALIA. Small, slender, hornlike “ tooth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Costume (1996)

by Josephine Paterek

Because dentalia were used widely as a medium of exchange, they were measured on a fixed ratio; forty shells were standard for one fathom or six feet. They were matched for size and strung end to end (wide to wide and narrow to narrow, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian History [4 volumes] (2007)

by Bruce E. Johansen, Barry M. Pritzker

and buckskin, obsidian, and dentalia (Warm Springs Indians). They obtained obsidian (Achumawis), buckskin ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

Money and wealth were measured in olivella, haliotsis, deerskins, clamshell disks, dentalia, and woodpecker scalps. Games included ring-and-pin, shinny, target games, and the men's grass (hand) and women's many-stick games. dwellings ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Farm ... Revised and Re-edited, with Supplementary Matter, by W. and H. Raynbird (1853)

by William Lewis RHAM, Hugh RAYNBIRD, William RAYNBIRD

o ce of the turn-furrow is performed by two pieces of wood about six inches long projecting obliquely upwards, and very roperly called teeth (dentalia), fixed to it on each side, forming an acute angle with it, in which ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1764)

TUBULUS MARINUS, or CANALIS, in natural -hiftory, a genus of univalve fliells, of an oblong figure, terminating in a point, and hollow within, fo as to refemble a tube or horn ; and hence have, by fome old writers, been called dentalia.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words (2005)

by Tim Williams (Ph. D.)

dentalia) the share-beam of a plough dentat, (L. dentatus) with teeth deo, (L. deus) god deon-to, (Gr. ) duty/that which is binding deorsus, (L. deorsus) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World (2009)

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

When Europeans arrived on the upper Missouri, they found the Mandan Indians had dentalia shells that had come from thousands of miles away. Southwest Indians traded with California tribes for shells, exchanging pottery and cloth for these ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

finic marinae £" ex utroque cardinis latere pertinent dentalia, entalia, solenes univalvi, &c. inaequaliter effusae. 2. Cochlidium, est testa tubulosa, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. N - R by William Nicholson

Dentalia, apparently similar to. ORYCTOLOGY.

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Scrabble value of D2E1N1T1A1L1I1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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