1. capiz

noun. marine bivalve common in Philippine coastal waters characterized by a large thin flat translucent shell.


  • window oyster
  • genus Placuna
  • Placuna placenta
  • windowpane oyster
  • Placuna

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Example sentences of the word capiz

1. Noun, singular or mass
Wipe your capiz shell lamp routinely, to keep it free of dirt and dust, using only water and a soft cloth.

2. Adjective
Any little girl's bedroom becomes fit for a princess with this elegant chandelier made from capiz shells — that is, translucent oyster shells arranged in a geometric floral pattern.