from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible, gelatinous, greenish substance lying beneath the upper shell of a turtle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The edible greenish material found underneath the upper half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A part of a turtle which is next to the upper shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a dull greenish tinge, much esteemed as a delicacy in preparations of turtle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cookery, that part of a turtle which belongs to the upper shield, consisting of a fatty gelatinous substance of a dull-greenish color. Also spelled callipash.
Possibly alteration of Spanish carapacho, carapace.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French carapace, Spanish carapacho. (Wiktionary)