- 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.
Origin of capiz
of unexplained orig.
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Its chief town is Capiz, situated on the river of the same name.A Visit to the Philippine Islands
In the afternoon we came to the entrance of the river on which Capiz is located.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines
Bayons are also produced in large quantities in Capiz province.
In Dumalag, Capiz Province, hats are of considerable importance.
They have also succeeded in intrenching themselves at Capiz and in other parts of the Viscayas.The Friars in the Philippines
- 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, etcAlso called: jingle shell, window shell
from the native name in the Philippines
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