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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cow·rie /ˈkaʊri/
 瑪瑙貝

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ka·u·ri n.  Bot. A tall coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis australis, or Dammara australis), having white straight-grained wood furnishing valuable timber and also yielding one kind of dammar resin. [Written also kaudi, kaury, cowdie, and cowrie.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cow·rie n. Bot. Same as Kauri.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cow·rie Cow·ry n.; pl. Cowries   Zool. A marine shell of the genus Cypræa.
 Note:There are numerous species, many of them ornamental. Formerly Cypræa moneta and several other species were largely used as money in Africa and some other countries, and they are still so used to some extent.  The value is always trifling, and varies at different places.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cowrie
      n : any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus
          Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked
          shells [syn: cowry]