from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible, gelatinous, yellowish substance lying beneath the lower shell of a turtle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A food of the yellowish material found inside the lower 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 attached to the lower shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a turtle which belongs to the lower shield, consisting of a fatty gelatinous substance of a light-yellow color. Also spelled callipee.
Possibly alteration of calipash.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)