The Caribbean Dictionary
May 29, 2015
channa
Chick Peas; Edible legumes also known as garbanzo beans. Commonly eaten curried or fried.
Fus food da nu fool
Explanation

Don't blame the first one deceived.

ackee
Fruit native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit of Jamaica, and features prominently in...
A ritually prepared meal of rice intended to trap (tie) a man in a romantic relationship. Women prepare the meal by cooking rice and...
kenep
Ovoid green fruit that grows in bunches on trees up to 30m high. The fruit typically ripen during the summer. The fruit is related to...
pomerac
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
barble dove
The ring necked dove.
jimbilin
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
A fast paced game where two throwers stand some distance apart from each other and attempt to hit one or more opposing players in the...
belna
Rolling pin - a cylindrical wooden cooking instrument used to flatten and shape dough.
 
coolie
A person of East Indian ancestry. Most Caribbean people of East Indian descent can trace their roots back to indentured workers...
john crow
Turkey vulture or black vulture. A large carrion feeding bird of prey with a turkey-like bald red or black head.
gooseberry
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
chiny guinep
Lychee - a sweet fruit native to China. It is similar in structure to the guinep. The outside is covered by a pink-red,...
june plum
Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or...
tanko bean
Refers to the fruit of Dipteryx odorata (commonly known as "cumaru" or "kumaru") which is a species of flowering tree in the pea...
chenet
Ovoid green fruit that grows in bunches on trees up to 30m high. The fruit typically ripen during the summer. The fruit is related to...
 
hard food
Any starchy agricultural product used as food. Examples include, but are not limited to, yams, potatoes, bananas, cassava, pumpkins,...
star apple
Carambola; A fruit with a star shaped cross section. As it ripens it turns from green to yellow. The fruit has a tart taste and is a...
guinep
Ovoid green fruit that grows in bunches on trees up to 30m high. The fruit typically ripen during the summer. The fruit is related to...
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during...
jackfruit
The tree and fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is related to the breadfruit and breadnut. The tree produces the worlds largest...
peeny wally
A firefly; A beetle that produces a blinking yellow, orange, or red light via bioluminescence.
 
A mid sized green lizard
forty leg
Centipede; Any of a wide set of many legged arthropods. They are venomous, and their bites may have effects ranging from mild...
dulahin
A hindu bride
sea grape
A small green fruit resembling grapes both in individual appearance, and the fact that it grows in bunches. Some fruit become tinged...
pholourie
Savoury fritter made from seasoned split pea flour. Traditionally served with chutney.
mammee apple
Round fruit between 5 and 9 inches in diameter. The fruit has rough brown skin and contains a single large seed. The flesh of unripe...
Cursed, forsaken.