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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Cowrie(0.01791 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Cowrie.
English → English (WordNet)
n : any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus
Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked
shells [syn: cowry]
English → English (gcide)
Cowrie \Cow"rie\ (-r[y^]), n. (Bot.)
Same as Kauri.
Cowrie \Cow"rie\ Cowry \Cow"ry\(kou"r[y^]), n.; pl. Cowries
(-r[i^]z). [Hind. kaur[imac].] (Zo["o]l.)
A marine shell of the genus Cypr[ae]a.
Note: There are numerous species, many of them ornamental.
Formerly Cypr[ae]a moneta and several other species
were largely used as money in Africa and some other
countries, and they are still so used to some extent.
The value is always trifling, and varies at different