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Noun: totem  tow-tum
  1. A clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
  2. Emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)

Derived forms: totems

Type of: clan, emblem, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe

Encyclopedia: Totem