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heishi
turquoise and coral heishi

hei·shi

 (hē′shē)
n. pl. hei·shi
A small polished bead, often of shell, coral, or turquoise, especially a small flat disk that can be strung with others of uniform size to form a smooth cylindrical strand, used to make jewelry.

[From Keresan hishi, shell, shell beads.]

heishi

(ˈhaɪʃɪ)
n
(Jewellery) a type of Native American shell jewellery
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