Calipash Cal`i*pash", n. [F. carapace, Sp. carapacho. Cf {Calarash}, {Carapace}.] A part of a turtle which is next to the upper shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a dull greenish tinge, much esteemed as a delicacy in preparations of turtle. [1913 Webster]

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  • calipash — [kal′ə pash΄, kal΄ə pash′] n. [WInd < ? Sp carapacho, CARAPACE] a greenish, jellylike, edible substance under the upper shell of a turtle …   English World dictionary

  • calipash — noun /ˈkælɪpæʃ/ A food of the greenish material found underneath the upper half of a turtles carapace (shell). The tortoise as the alderman of Bristol, well learned in eating, knows by much experience besides the delicious calipash and calipee,… …   Wiktionary

  • calipash — /kal euh pash , kal euh pash /, n. the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy. Also, callipash. Cf. calipee. [1680 90; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • calipash — n. gelatinous and greenish substance that is found just beneath a turtle s upper shield and is considered a delicacy (Culinary) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calipash — cal·i·pash …   English syllables

  • calipash — /ˈkæləpæʃ/ (say kaluhpash) noun that part of a turtle next to the upper shield, a greenish gelatinous substance. Also, callipash. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calipash —   n. green, glutinous flesh next to a turtle s carapace …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • calipash — ˈkaləˌpash, ˌaa(ə) , ai , ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( es) Etymology: origin unknown : the fatty gelatinous dull greenish substance found under the upper shell of a turtle and esteemed as a delicacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • callipash — variant of calipash * * * /kal euh pash , kal euh pash /, n. calipash. * * * callipash, callipee see calipash, pee …   Useful english dictionary

  • calibash — obsolete variant of calipash * * * calibash obs. form of calabash, calipash …   Useful english dictionary

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