Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Etymology uncertain.

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  • Old shells or stones that form a spawning bed for oysters. Also: culch.

    June 11, 2015