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 for Cypraea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cypraea \Cy*pr[ae]"a\ (s?-pr?"?), n. [NL.; cf. Gr. ???? a name
     of Venus.] (Zool.)
     A genus of mollusks, including the cowries. See Cowrie.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries
           [syn: Cypraea, genus Cypraea]

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