Calipee
Calipee Cal"i*pee, n. [See {Calipash}] A part of a turtle which is attached to the lower shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

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  • calipee — [kal′ə pē΄, kal΄ə pē′] n. [var. of CALIPASH] a yellowish, jellylike, edible substance inside the lower shell of a turtle …   English World dictionary

  • calipee — noun /ˈkælɪpiː/ A food of the yellowish material found inside the lower 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

  • calipee — /kal euh pee , kal euh pee /, n. the part of a turtle next to the lower shield, consisting of a yellowish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy. Cf. calipash. [1650 60; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • calipee — cal·i·pee …   English syllables

  • calipee — /ˈkæləpi/ (say kaluhpee) noun that part of a turtle next to the lower shield, consisting of a yellowish gelatinous substance. {compare calipash} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calipee —   n. yellowish, glutinous flesh next to a turtle s lower shell …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • calipee — ˈkaləˌpē, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : the fatty gelatinous light yellow substance found immediately over the lower shell of a turtle and esteemed as a delicacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cal|li|pee — «KAL uh pee, KAL uh PEE», noun. = calipee. (Cf. ↑calipee) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Callipee — Cal li*pee , n. See {Calipee}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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