[ kal-uh-pee, kal-uh-pee ]
/ ˈkæl əˌpi, ˌkæl əˈpi /


the part of a turtle next to the lower shield, consisting of a yellowish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Compare calipash.

Origin of calipee

First recorded in 1650–60; of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for calipee


/ (ˈkælɪˌpiː) /


the yellow glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the lower shell, considered a delicacy

Word Origin for calipee

C17: perhaps a variant of calipash
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