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(Zoology) 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 or window shell
[from the native name in the Philippines]
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(kəˈpiz, kæ-)

1. a Pacific bivalve mollusk of the genus Placuna, common in Philippine waters, having a translucent inner shell used in making lamps and decorative objects.
2. the shell itself.
[of undetermined orig.]
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Noun1.capiz - marine bivalve common in Philippine coastal waters characterized by a large thin flat translucent shell
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
genus Placuna, Placuna - windowpane oysters
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