the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
- Compare calipee.
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How to use calipash in a sentence
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 | Arthur Lillie
The upper part of the turtle is called the calipash—the under part the calipee.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book | Eliza Leslie
The calipash, or meat next the back-shell, may be cut smaller—the green fat into pieces about two inches square.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book | Eliza Leslie
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) | Charles Lever
Take half-a-pound of sugar, a quarter of caviare, a quarter of calipash, a quarter of millet and six peaches.Punch, 1917.07.04, Vol. 153, Issue No. 1 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for calipash
the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy
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