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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (29)
  • The cowrie is the most widely and longest used currency in history.
  • A row of pure white cowrie shells banded his brow.
  • The victimized clan demanded compensation in cowrie shells.
  • They could start all over again with cowrie shells and coconuts. for more
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