Capiz



a small marine bivalve of the genus Placuna, especially P. placenta, common in Philippine coastal waters and some other parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Also called windowpane shell, windowglass shell. the squarish, translucent inner shell of Placuna used in making lamps, windowpane, and decorative objects.
Historical Examples

A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines Isabel Anderson
Philippine Mats Hugo H. Miller
A Visit to the Philippine Islands John Bowring
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
A Visit to the Philippine Islands John Bowring
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee

noun
the bivalve shell of a mollusc (Placuna placenta) found esp in the Philippines and having a smooth translucent shiny interior: used in jewellery, ornaments, lampshades, etc Also called jingle shell, window shell

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