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Name: Mulberry

Alternate Name(s): Raspberry

Used by: TT

Derived from: Shape.

Earliest Use: 1583 in Spanish lists of shipments to America (Kelly 1992: 216).

See also Beck 1928: 27.

Origin: Thought to be 18th century Dutch, but if the Spanish were talking about the same bead in 1583, we need to revise our thinking on this. The bead has not been found this early in America, at least.

Distinctive Trait: Bosses or knobs on surface.

Distribution: Global.

Remarks: Not a bad name.


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