calipee

[kal-uh-pee, kal-uh-pee]
noun
the part of a turtle next to the lower shield, consisting of a yellowish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy.
Compare calipash.


Origin:
1650–60; of obscure origin

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calipee (ˈkælɪˌpiː)
 
n
the yellow glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the lower shell, considered a delicacy
 
[C17: perhaps a variant of calipash]

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Though brownish in color, the green sea turtle gets its name from the greenish color of its fat, called calipee.
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