or cal·li·pash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for calipash




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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