Simple Definition of cowrie
: a small snail that is found in warm seas
: the shiny and often brightly colored shell of the cowrie
Full Definition of cowrie
: any of various marine gastropods (family Cypraeidae) that are widely distributed in warm seas and have glossy and often brightly colored shells; also : the shell of a cowrie
Variants of cowrie
Origin of cowrie
Hindi & Urdu kauṛī
First Known Use: 1662
Rhymes with cowrie
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