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cowrie shell


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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

cowrie shell

Details

Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money.

Variations

courie shell

shell, cowry

cowrie

cowry shell

shell, courie

shell, cowrie

cowrie shells

porcelaine

cyprée

Broader Term

seashell

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