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calipash

or cal·li·pash

[ kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash ]
/ ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ /
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noun
the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
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Origin of calipash

First recorded in 1680–90; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for calipash

calipash

callipash

/ (ˈkælɪˌpæʃ) /

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

Word Origin for calipash

C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapacho carapace
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