Calipash definition

kălə-păsh, kălə-păsh
An edible, gelatinous, greenish substance lying beneath the upper shell of a turtle.
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A greenish, jellylike, edible substance under the upper shell of a turtle.
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The edible greenish material found underneath the upper half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of calipash - callipash

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calipash
Plural:
calipashes

Origin of calipash

  • Possibly alteration of Spanish carapacho carapace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French carapace, Spanish carapacho.

    From Wiktionary