The Caribbean Dictionary

The tree and fruit of Terminalia catappa. It is a large tree (up to 115ft in height), often grown for ornamental purposes and the...
The Christmas season tradition of carrying sand from the beaches on moonlit nights and spreading it in yards to simulate snow.
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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...
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
Cuban refugees.
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A wine or dance involving simultaneous and coordinated movements of the hips, knees and head.
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Marijuana; Cannabis
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...
june plum
Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or...
Machete. A large flat bladed knife used for agricultural and utilitarian purposes. It is often the weapon of choice for violent...
white eyed thrush
The White-eyed Thrush (Turdus jamaicensis) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in Cayman Islands and Jamaica....
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A dance, particularly one that involves gyrations of the waist, hips and buttocks.