The Caribbean Dictionary

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...
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.
Everyone - second person plural
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...
Our; First person possessive plural pronoun
Any incident or time marked by drama, scandal, confusion or conflict.
back back turkey
The larval form of the lacewing group of insects. Also known as antlions, they are known primarily for the funnel shaped pits they...
Profanity; An expletive
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.
banana fritters
A fried meal item made from a batter consisting primarily of ripe bananas (usually overripe) and flour.
A rigid metal, plastic or wooden band used to keep womens' hair in place.
A large protruding stomach, or a stomach that overhangs the waist.
batty man
A homosexual man.
big eye grieve
The Spectacled Thrush, Bare-eyed Thrush, or Yellow-eyed Thrush, is a resident breeding bird in the Lesser Antilles and in South...
bird pepper
Even though it is small, it contains a fiery punch. They range in color from red to green when fully mature.
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
A kind of broth that contains meat and ground provisions.
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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...
Seeded breadfruit
To breathe
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
A mixture of shredded saltfish, oil, onion, tomatoes and peppers.
A mixture of shredded saltfish, oil, onion, tomatoes and peppers.
To cheat or have an affair.
Aramanth - an edible green leafy vegetable resembling spinach. It is typically prepared by steaming, often with saltfish
Gossip. Idle talk, rumours, or salacious news about the private affairs of others.
Any thorn or bush that has thorns.
Cross eyed or cockeyed; Condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other and appear to be looking in different...