- the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Origin of calipash
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Historical Examples of calipash
Take half-a-pound of sugar, a quarter of caviare, a quarter of calipash, a quarter of millet and six peaches.
I was remarking that sangaree and calipash, mangoes and guava jelly, dispose the heart to love, and so they do.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
The calipash, or meat next the back-shell, may be cut smaller—the green fat into pieces about two inches square.
At their watchfires they discourse upon the delicate fat round the kidneys as an alderman might talk of calipash.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity
The upper part of the turtle is called the calipash—the under part the calipee.
- the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy