culchor cultch (kŭlch)
1. A natural bed for oysters, consisting of gravel or crushed shells to which the oyster spawn may adhere.
2. The spawn of the oyster.
3. New England Clean trash or rubbish, such as string, paper, and cloth: "We always had a culch box around" (New Hampshire informant in DARE).
4. A person or thing not highly regarded.
[Perhaps ultimately from Old French culche, couch; see couch.]
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1. (Zoology) a mass of broken stones, shells, and gravel that forms the basis of an oyster bed
2. (Zoology) the oyster spawn attached to such a structure
3. dialect refuse; rubbish
[C17: perhaps ultimately from Old French culche bed, couch]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
culch- Rubbish or refuse, or meat scraps.
See also related terms for rubbish.
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