- A natural bed for oysters, consisting of gravel or crushed shells to which the oyster spawn may adhere.
- The spawn of the oyster.
- New England Clean trash or rubbish, such as string, paper, and cloth: “We always had a culch box around” (New Hampshire informant in DARE).
- A person or thing not highly regarded.
Origin of culchPerhaps ultimately from Old French culche, couch; see couch.
(third-person singular simple present culches, present participle culching, simple past and past participle culched)
- To prepare an oyster bed with such (culch) attachments.