noun cow·rie \ˈka-rē\

: a small snail that is found in warm seas

: the shiny and often brightly colored shell of the cowrie

plural cowries

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

cow·rie also cow·ry \ˈka-rē\

Origin of COWRIE

Hindi & Urdu kauṛī
First Known Use: 1662

Rhymes with COWRIE


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