Cultch
Cultch Cultch (k?lch; 224), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster. [Also written {cutch}.] [1913 Webster]

2. Young or seed oysters together with the shells and other objects to which they are usually attached. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. Rubbish; d['e]bris; refuse. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cultch — also culch noun Etymology: perhaps from a French dialect form of French couche couch Date: 1667 1. material (as oyster shells) laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points of attachment for the spat 2. chiefly New England clutter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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