windowpane oyster

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windowpane shell

Definition of windowpane oyster

  1. :  a mollusk of the genus Placuna that is especially common in the Philippines and has a large flat somewhat pearly paper-thin shell used for thousands of years especially by the Chinese as a substitute for glass

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to cast off or become cast off

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