from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Cypraeidae, having glossy, often brightly marked shells, some of which are used as currency in the South Pacific and Africa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gastropod of the family Cypraeidae common to the Indian Ocean.
- n. The pyriform shell, of the cowrie, especially of the species money cowry (Cypraea moneta), formerly used as money in some areas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as kauri.
- n. A marine shell of the genus Cypræa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cowry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
Hindi kauṛī, from Sanskrit kapardikā, diminutive of kapardaḥ, shell, of Dravidian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hindi (kaurī) (Wiktionary)