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From French carapace, Spanish carapacho. Doublet of carapace.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkælɪpæʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -æʃ


calipash (countable and uncountable, plural calipashes)

  1. The edible greenish material found underneath the upper half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
    • 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, chapter XXVI, in Vanity Fair:
      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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