money cowry


noun

a tropical marine gastropod, Cypraea moneta
the shell of this mollusc, used as money in some parts of Africa and S Asia
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Example sentences from the Web for money cowry

  • The first shell that Uncle Brown gave to Charley, was what is called a "money-cowry."