Definition of dentalium in English:
Tooth shells used as ornaments or as a form of currency: a white mare purchased with dentalium
More example sentences
- Dentalium shells were used as money by American Indians of long ago and are still used in beadwork today.
- Dentalium shells are ideal for use with beadwork because they're lightweight and easy to work with, if you're willing to sort and file them.
Definition of dentalium in:
- British & World English dictionary