cultch

[kuhlch]
noun, verb (used with object)
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culch or cultch (kʌltʃ)
 
n
1.  a mass of broken stones, shells, and gravel that forms the basis of an oyster bed
2.  the oyster spawn attached to such a structure
3.  dialect refuse; rubbish
 
[C17: perhaps ultimately from Old French culche bed, couch]
 
cultch or cultch
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps ultimately from Old French culche bed, couch]

cultch (kʌltʃ)
 
n
a variant spelling of culch

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Example sentences
The amount of cultch material needed is directly related to the softness of the bottom, so this factor is extremely important.
The best cultch for oysters is natural oyster shell.
Special concern was given to a cultch planting on a reef on the south end of the lake, which is a closed area for oystering.
Includes cultch, reef materials, oyster shells and other material used for reef building.
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