The Caribbean Dictionary



Outside or outdoors


Than; Introducing another element for comparison or reference.
To taunt by sticking out one's tongue.
An African day name for female children born on 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
Fruit native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit of Jamaica, and features prominently in...
ackee and saltfish
A traditional food that is the national dish of Jamaica. It typically prepared as a sautee of boiled ackee, saltfish, peppers, onions...
A John Canoe character that recites poetry and Shakespearean plays.
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...
A poorhouse
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...
Folk tale with the trickster Ananci as the lead character.
A spider
ants bird
The Black and White warbler. A small insectivore bird of the genus Minotilta.
ants pick
The Arrowhead Warbler (Setophaga pharetra) is a species of bird in the Parulidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural...