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porcelain shell

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porcelain shell (plural porcelain shells)

  1. A cowrie.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 199:
      It was equally the entry point for rare commodities – oriental spices, gold and ‘porcelain’ shells.