egg cowry

noun

Definition of egg cowry

: a large smooth spindle-shaped cowrie (Amphiperas ovum) of the Indian and southwest Pacific oceans that is pure white without and deep brown within the shell and is prized by natives of the area for ornament and as a fertility symbol

called also shuttle shell

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“Egg cowry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20cowry. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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