Definition of cultch in English:


Line breaks: cultch
Pronunciation: /kʌltʃ
(also culch)


[mass noun]
The mass of stones, broken shells, and grit of which an oyster bed is formed.
More example sentences
  • That is why it is important to return old shell to the oyster beds to provide cultch for future oysters.
  • The mesh bags are an easy way to move cultch to the right place and time for larval settlement.
  • Moreover, in rate of growth of oysters, the present cultch is superior to the rate on natural oyster shells.


mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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