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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]


(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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Leah Del Rosario of the Provincial Health Office of Capiz said that adolescents should be given enough knowledge about reproductive health and the risks of teenage pregnancy because it is about the life of both the baby and the mother.
The provinces and their risky areas are as follows: Antique -- near river systems of Cagaranan, Cairauan, Dalanas, Ipayo, Palawan, Sibalom and Tibiao; Capiz -- near river systems of Alingon, Balantian, Mambusao, Panay, amd Panay Malinao; Aklan -- near the river systems of Aklan, Jalo and Ibajay; Iloilo -- along the river systems of Akalaygan, Barotac, Guimbal, Jagdong, Jalano, Jalaud, Jalaur, Jaro-Aganan, Lamunan, Pinantan, and Sibalom; and Negros Occidental -- near river systems of Danao, Grande, Himocaan, Lower Ilog, Malogo, Sicaba and Upper Tyabanan.
Instead of reviving the railway system on Panay Island, economic planners in Western Visayas region are keen on pushing the construction of an expressway that will link the provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo.
As of 2015 Aklan has a total population 575,000; Antique, 582,000; Capiz, 761,000; Iloilo, 1.
He said Capiz bore the brunt of Agaton's fury with damage to fisheries at P78.
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By Robertzon F Ramirez /Manila Times An official of the Archdiocese of Capiz questioned the result of a recent survey made by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), which claimed that President Benigno Aquino got a high satisfaction rating from survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
On March 7, the central bank of Philippines announced the creation of a new business fund in partnership with the provincial government of Capiz.
For the frame, either use wire or the Capiz Three Tier Pendant, pounds 34.
You will have a ball with any of these Capiz shell pendant lamps.
The Capiz provincial government has vowed its support to the national health insurance program.