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calipash

or cal·li·pash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash]
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noun
  1. the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Compare calipee.

Origin of calipash

First recorded in 1680–90; of obscure origin
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calipash

callipash

noun
  1. the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy

Word Origin

C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapacho carapace
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