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- n. Plural form of cauri.
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In Calcutta, 1280 _cauris_ are equivalent to about half a shilling.
720 The use of the _cauris_ (_Cypræa moneta_) in India this side and beyond the Ganges, in upper Asia, and in southern Africa depends on their employment for purposes of ornament, on their greater uniformity, and on the rarity of copper which would otherwise be better suited to purposes of change.