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calipee

[kal-uh-pee, kal-uh-pee] /ˈkæl əˌpi, ˌkæl əˈpi/
noun
1.
the part of a turtle next to the lower shield, consisting of a yellowish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Compare calipash.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; of obscure origin
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Examples for calipee
  • Though brownish in color, the green sea turtle gets its name from the greenish color of its fat, called calipee.
British Dictionary definitions for calipee

calipee

/ˈkælɪˌpiː/
noun
1.
the yellow glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the lower shell, considered a delicacy
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a variant of calipash
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