cauri

Definition of cauri 

(Entry 1 of 2)

variant spelling of

cauri

noun
cau·ri | \ ˈkau̇rē \
plural cauris

Definition of cauri (Entry 2 of 2)

: a formerly used monetary unit of Guinea equal to ¹/₁₀₀ syli

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History and Etymology for cauri

Noun

French, cowrie shell, from Hindi kauṛī

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