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callipash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash]
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noun
  1. calipash.
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calipash

or cal·li·pash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash]
noun
  1. the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
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Compare calipee.

Origin of calipash

First recorded in 1680–90; of obscure origin
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Historical Examples

  • 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

callipash

noun
  1. a variant spelling of calipash
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calipash

callipash

noun
  1. the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy
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Word Origin

C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapacho carapace
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