- the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Origin of calipash
First recorded in 1680–90; of obscure origin
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Historical Examples of callipash
You're a good fellow, take old one-eyed Callipash's word for it.
They called her husband Callipash, and her ladyship Pishpash.
- a variant spelling of 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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