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, trash

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cultch — [kulch] n. [< ? OFr culche, couche, layer, deposit: see COUCH] 1. old shells, stones, etc., forming a spawning bed for oysters 2. Dial. rubbish …   English World dictionary

  • cultch — noun or culch ˈkəlch ( es) Etymology: perhaps from a French dialect form of French couche couch, bed, from Old French culche, couche more at couch 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • cultch — /kulch/, n., v.t. culch. * * * …   Universalium

  • cultch — [kʌltʃ] (also culch) noun the mass of stones, broken shells, and grit of which an oyster bed is formed. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cultch — /kʌltʃ/ (say kulch) noun, verb (t) → culch …   Australian English dictionary

  • cutch — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cutch — Cutch, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Cultch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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