Noun(1) any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
(1) Jabali said, ├ö├ç├┐I don't have a single cowrie - and even if I had I wouldn't give it.├ö├ç├┐(2) These include Vasum, some photine buccinids, and some cypraeid cowries .(3) There are mushroom and staghorn corals, tiger cowries and batfish.(4) Here butterfish can be seen feeding on mussels, and cowries are also in evidence.(5) Archaeologists also found a profusion of cowries and roughly 800 large bronze relics.(6) The article explains how cowries were exchanged for slaves and how East African gold entered Indian Ocean circuits.(7) ├ö├ç├┐That's a mouse cowry ,├ö├ç├û the doctor said. ├ö├ç├┐A lovely find.├ö├ç├û(8) We found tiny cowries on the soft corals and red spider crabs on the fans.(9) There were giant leopard cowries nestled in between coral heads.(10) I played lookout for my shutter-happy dive buddy, spotting cowries and posing with batfish as I did my safety stop.(11) According to this article, the cowries are called ├ö├ç├┐Elegba's shells,├ö├ç├û and are distinct from Ifa's palm nuts.(12) There are numerous varieties of shrimps, juvenile morays, and a collection of shells including tiger cowries .(13) In addition to coconut shells, one can use cowries or other ocean shells, and even gunpowder.(14) Almost all of the RAC's cowries went to the Slave Coast, with few arriving at any other destination.
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