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cypraea


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Money  bill}  (Legislation),  a  bill  for  raising  revenue. 
 
  {Money  broker},  a  broker  who  deals  in  different  kinds  of 
  money;  one  who  buys  and  sells  bills  of  exchange;  --  called 
  also  {money  changer}. 
 
  {Money  cowrie}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  {Cypr[ae]a}  (esp.  {C.  moneta})  formerly  much  used  as  money 
  by  savage  tribes.  See  {Cowrie}. 
 
  {Money  of  account},  a  denomination  of  value  used  in  keeping 
  accounts,  for  which  there  may  or  may  not  be  an 
  equivalent  coin;  e.  g.,  the  mill  is  a  money  of  account  in 
  the  United  States,  but  not  a  coin. 
 
  {Money  order},  an  order  for  the  payment  of  money; 
  specifically,  a  government  order  for  the  payment  of  money, 
  issued  at  one  post  office  as  payable  at  another;  --  called 
  also  {postal  money  order}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cypraea  \Cy*pr[ae]"a\  (s?-pr?"?),  n.  [NL.;  cf  Gr  ????  a  name 
  of  Venus.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  mollusks,  including  the  cowries.  See  {Cowrie}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cypraea 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  family  Cypraeidae:  the  typical  cowries 
  [syn:  {Cypraea},  {genus  Cypraea}] 




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