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calipash

[kal-uh-pash, kal-uh-pash] /ˈkæl əˌpæʃ, ˌkæl əˈpæʃ/
noun
1.
the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Also, callipash.
Compare calipee.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; of obscure origin
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calipash

/ˈkælɪˌpæʃ/
noun
1.
the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy
Word Origin
C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapachocarapace
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