cowrie

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Hindi कौड़ी (kauṛī)

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cowrie (plural cowries)

  1. A gastropod of the family Cypraeidae common to the Indian Ocean.
  2. The pyriform shell, of the cowrie, especially of the species money cowry (Cypraea moneta), formerly used as money in some areas.

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