calipash

calipash

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


Origin:
1680–90; of obscure origin

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calipash or callipash (ˈkælɪˌpæʃ)
 
n
the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a delicacy
 
[C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapachocarapace]
 
callipash or callipash
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps changed from Spanish carapachocarapace]

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