The Caribbean Dictionary

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accra
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
ackee
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...
agouti
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.
Any oppressive or corrupt system or regime.
Any incident or time marked by drama, scandal, confusion or conflict.
A bully. One who intimidates or abuses.
One who does not follow or practice Rastafarian. A heathen or unbeliever.
Totally confused

ben

To bend
black cake
Rich dark cakes popular around Christmas. A primary ingredients is dried fruit that has been steeped or soaked in rum or wine for...
Corrupt behavior; financial corruption
bois pain
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large...
A miniature man, roughly 2 feet tall, brought into being on Good Friday to do the evil bidding of his summoner. According to legend,...
breadfruit
+ 1
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large...
breadnut
Seeded breadfruit
Proper upbringing or home training
bulla
A homosexual male.
callaloo
A thick spicy soup-like dish made with a green leafy vegetable as a main ingredient. The vegetable is usually aramanth or dasheen leaves.
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...
chocolate tea
A beverage made from the ground seeds of the cocoa plant. It is usually made hot, and heavily spiced with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
coolie
A person of East Indian ancestry. Most Caribbean people of East Indian descent can trace their roots back to indentured workers...
cornmeal porridge
A breakfast porridge made with cornmeal as a primary ingredient. It may also include milk, coconut milk, sugar, and spices like...
An insulting gesture where one person catches the eyes or gaze of another then turns her eyes and gaze away in an exaggerated motion
dasheen leaf
The edible leaves of the taro plant.
deadas
Meat - animal flesh
dhalpouri
A roti with a stuffing of ground yellow split peas (dhal), cumin (geera), garlic and pepper. The split peas are boiled until they are...
To sleep
Stupid.
dougla
Person of mixed African and East Indian ancestry
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