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callipash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash] /ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ/
noun
1.

calipash

or callipash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash] /ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ/
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
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for callipash
Historical Examples
  • They called her husband callipash, and her ladyship Pishpash.

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
  • You're a good fellow, take old one-eyed callipash's word for it.

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for callipash

callipash

/ˈkælɪˌpæʃ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of calipash

calipash

/ˈkælɪˌpæʃ/
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 carapachocarapace
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