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cauri

[ kou-ree ]
/ ˈkaʊ ri /
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noun
a monetary unit of Guinea, one 100th of a syli.
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Origin of cauri

First recorded in 1970–75; from French cauris, cauri “cowrie,” from Tamil; see origin at cowrie
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