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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of culch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.
  • n. Young or seed oysters together with the shells and other objects to which they are usually attached.
  • n. Rubbish; débris; refuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The materials used to form a spawning-bed for oysters; also, the spawn of the oyster.

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