The Caribbean Dictionary


a door
Outside or outdoors


Than; Introducing another element for comparison or reference.
To taunt by sticking out one's tongue.
An African day name for girls born on a Thursday.
A trumpet like instrument made from an animal's horn. It was traditionally used as a Maroon communication and ceremonial tool. It was...
A firefly; A beetle that produces a blinking yellow, orange, or red light via bioluminescence.
A historical maroon village, located in the hills of St. Elizabeth Parish in Jamaica, consolidated by a treaty in 1739. It is located...
Any hard liquor or alcoholic drink
Blighia sapida; A fruit of the soapberry family native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit...
ackee and saltfish
A traditional food that is the national dish of Jamaica. It is typically prepared as a sautee of boiled ackee, saltfish, peppers,...
Jamaican Vomiting Sickness is a poisoning caused by ingestion of the unripe arils of the ackee fruit, its seeds, and husks. It is...
A John Canoe character that recites poetry and Shakespearean plays.
Any of various species of large lizards
age paper
Birth certificate.


Going to
The pleasurable 'painful' sensations of sex
An interjection used to indicate comprehension or acceptance.


To ask
alexander bustamante
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE, National Hero of Jamaica (24 February 1884 - 6 August 1977). A Jamaican politician,...
One who does the perceived difficult or boring part of a game or sport (eg. swinging a jump rope), but never gets a turn at the fun...
The tree and fruit of Terminalia catappa. It is a large tree (up to 115ft in height), often grown for ornamental purposes and the...
Nonsense; Foolishness.
Aloe vera. Valued for use in herbal medicine, as a purgative or washout, and for cosmetic and skin care purposes.


Than; Introducing another element for comparison or reference.
A lead character in folk tales. He is depicted as a trickster and cultural hero. He is based largely on the spider gods of African...
When you set traps for others you may trap yourself. The spider's web catches the spider.
A story or recollection that is too fantastical or nonsensical to be believed.
A spider