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English definition of “cowrie”


noun [C] uk (also cowry)   /ˈkaʊ.ri/ us    /ˈkaʊr.i/
a small sea creature with a soft body and a brightly coloured shell, or the shell itself used in the past as money in parts of Africa and southern Asia: a cowrie shellSea creaturesSea fish
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