• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chowry A whisk to keep off files, used in the East Indies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chowry In the East Indies, a whisk or brush used to drive off flies, often made of the bushy tail of the Tibetan yak set in a decorated handle, and in this form one of the ensigns of ancient Asiatic royalty. Also spelled chourie, chowrie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chowry chow′ri an instrument used for driving away flies.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. chaunri,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hindi, chaunri.


In literature:

The word chowry, however, at once suggested to the plant-hunter a train of ideas.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid