calipee

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calipee (uncountable)

  1. A food of the yellowish material found inside the lower half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Book I, chapter 1
      The tortoise—as the alderman of Bristol, well learned in eating, knows by much experience—besides the delicious calipash and calipee, contains many different kinds of food.
    • 1847 Thackeray Vanity Fair chapter XXVI
      Dobbin helped him to it; for the lady of the house, before whom the tureen was placed, was so ignorant of the contents that she was going to help Mr. Sedley without bestowing upon him either calipash or calipee.

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