callipash

[ kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash ]
/ ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ /

noun

Definition for callipash (2 of 2)

calipash

or cal·li·pash

[ kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash ]
/ ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ /

noun

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
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Examples from the Web for callipash

  • You're a good fellow, take old one-eyed Callipash's word for it.

    Men's Wives|William Makepeace Thackeray
  • They called her husband Callipash, and her ladyship Pishpash.

    Men's Wives|William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for callipash (1 of 2)

callipash

/ (ˈkælɪˌpæʃ) /

noun

a variant spelling of calipash

British Dictionary definitions for callipash (2 of 2)

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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