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- A natural bed for oysters, consisting of gravel or crushed shells to which the oyster spawn may adhere.
- The spawn of the oyster.
- also scultch or sculch 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: Perhaps ultimately from Old French culche, couch; see couch.