noun, plural cow·ries.
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Blue was the colour of the "luck stone" of Hathor, the sky and water goddess whose symbols included the cowrie.Ancient Man in Britain|Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
It was covered with red velvet and decorated with cowrie shells.The Horsewoman|Alice M. Hayes
As he remarks: “The great advantage of the use of the cowrie is that forgery is excluded, as it cannot possibly be imitated.”Great African Travellers|W.H.G. Kingston
Islands are denoted on this wonderful piece of native work by cowrie shells fastened to the framework.Stevensoniana|Various
Once I asked him how many people he had killed (he wore the cowrie kilt, a sure sign he had killed some one).My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills|James Johnstone