calipee

Calipee is a vital ingredient in turtle soup. It is the cartilage cut from the bones of the bottom shell. Archie Carr tells us that the half-dozen pieces weigh about five pounds wet and less when dried. He also describes a gruesome harvesting procedure employed by poachers: green sea turtles are turned over, the calipee cut out, and the turtle is l
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Calipee

Cal'i┬Ěpee noun [ See Calipash ] 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. Thackeray.
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Calipee

• (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.
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