Definition of Culch

1. Noun. The rocks, crushed shells, and other sea detritus that create an oyster bed, where oyster spawn can attach themselves. ¹



2. Noun. (figuratively) The accumulation of small household items of little value. (New England expression.) ¹

3. Verb. To prepare an oyster bed with such (culch) attachments. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Culch

1. an oyster bed [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culch

cuittled
cuittles
cuittling
cuke
cukes
cul
cul-de-sac
cul-de-sacs
cul8r
cul de lampe
cul de sac
culantro
culb
culbs
culch (current term)
culches
culchie
culchies
culd
culdesac
culdesacs
culdocenteses
culdoscope
culdoscopes
culdoscopic
culdoscopies

Literary usage of Culch

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's Bench, and by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Henry Davison (1842)
"... when the said oysters and oyster spat had been got taken and removed from the said culch, replaced and left the same in the said part of the said river, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"If, on the contrary, the dredges are kept well going during these two months, the culch will become thoroughly clean, and the spat will be able to adhere to ..."

3. The Intellectual Observer (1864)
"In France, M. Coste has adopted a system of placing fascines on the layings, instead of culch, as resting places for the oysters; but the natural advantages ..."

4. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1866)
"... it is certain that the most proper ground for the reception of the spat of the oyster is the culch incidental to the scalps, ie, broken shells, &c. ..."

5. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature by London International Fisheries Exhibition (1884)
"and in some cases the shells were so friable that it was impossible to open the oyster in the usual manner. Removal of culch from Public Grounds. ..."

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