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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of cowrie.

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  • n. Any of the marine molluscs of the genus Cypraea.
  • n. The money cowry, Cypraea moneta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of Cypræa moneta, a small yellowish-white shell with a fine gloss, used by various peoples as money.
  • n. In general, any shell of the genus Cypræa or family Cypræidæ.
  • n. A unit of surface used in Hindustan, equal to a square yard.

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  • n. any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells

Etymologies

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From Hindi कौड़ी (kauṛī) f.

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  • Variant spelling of cowrie.

    November 18, 2007