Recent Examples of cowrie from the Web
Nearly eight months pregnant, Williams wears a stretchy dress with nautical stripes, her hair exquisitely cornrowed, with red and gold beads and cowries, her pearlized nails the color of pink champagne.
Nestled in their box, the cowries reminded me of a child’s marble collection.
The ancient Chinese were among those who used cowrie shells, which were prized for their beauty as materials for jewelry, to make payments.
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Origin and Etymology of cowrie
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
COWRIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cowrie for English Language Learners
: a small snail that is found in warm seas
: the shiny and often brightly colored shell of the cowrie
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