The Caribbean Dictionary

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A fast food meal of fried chicken and french fries.
Pouteria caimito, a tropical tree, and its fruit originally from South America. It will grow an average of 33 feet (10 m) high, and...
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
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...


Going to
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.


Will not
ah dog
A Trini 20 dollar bill
Paternal grandfather; Father's father.
Paternal grandmother; i.e father's mother.


To ask
all fours
An English tavern trick-taking card game that was popular as a gambling game until the end of the 19th century. Each player is dealt...
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
The tree and fruit of Terminalia catappa. It is a large tree (up to 115ft in height), often grown for ornamental purposes and the...
Aloe vera. Valued for use in herbal medicine, as a purgative or washout, and for cosmetic and skin care purposes.
The fruit and plant of Bixa orellana, commonly known as anatto. It is important for its seeds which are used to produce spices, and...
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.
Pomegranate. Botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26...
A condiment made from fruit (often mango), vinegar, peppers, salt and mustard oil
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during...
Any incident or time marked by drama, scandal, confusion or conflict.
The leafcutter ant; They get their name from the way they cut leaves from trees, which they then haul back to their nest. They do not...
Previously. In the past.
To move backwards; To reverse
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
A white plantation owner.
Unlucky or in an unfortunate situation.
A bully. One who intimidates or abuses.