Cowrie

• (n.) Same as Kauri. • (n.) Alt. of Cowry
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cowrie

cowry noun any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
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Cowrie

Cow'rie (-rȳ) noun (Botany) Same as Kauri .
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cowrie

any of several marine snails of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda) comprising the genus Cypraea, family Cypraeidae. The humped, thick ...
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cowrie

cowrie or cowry (both: kou'rē) , common name applied to marine gastropods belonging to the family Cypraeidae, a well-developed family of marine snails found in the tropics. Cowries are abundant in the Indian Ocean, particularly in the East Indies and the Maldive Islands. Species of cowries...
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cowrie

Marine snail of the family Cypreidae, in which the interior spiral form is concealed by a double outer lip. The shells are hard, shiny, and often coloured. Most cowries are shallow-water forms, and are found in many parts of the world, particularly the tropical Indo-Pacific. Cowries have been used as ornaments and fertility charms, and also...
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Cowrie

The Cowrie or Cowry (Cyproea) is a marine gastropod mollusc with an oval shell which in some species is the size of a hen's egg. In all species the spire present in the young shell is concealed in the adult, and the outer lip of the shell is thickened and inflected, so that the aperture becomes long and narrow.
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cowrie

[n] - any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
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