- Any of the marine molluscs of the genus Cypraea.
- The money cowry, Cypraea moneta.
From Hindi कौड़ी f (kauṛī)
Variant of cowrie
- any of a number of gastropods (family Cypraeidae) having brightly colored, glossy shells and found in warm seas
- the shell of any of these mollusks, esp. the shell of the (Cypraea moneta), formerly used as currency in parts of Africa and S Asia
Origin of cowrieHindi kauṛī ; from Sanskrit kaparda