The Caribbean Dictionary

A white plantation owner.
balanjay
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
Stupid.
To suck ones teeth in disgust or in a sign of disrespect
Nylanderia pubens - a medium small ant that moves in a quick erratic manner.
golden apple
Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or...
governer plum
The fruit of the Flacourtia indica which is a species of flowering plant native to much of Africa and tropical and temperate parts of...
Bracelets or anklets made by stringing together the brightly coloured seeds of the plant Abrus precatorius. The bracelets worn to...
A ritual ceremony involving dance and drumming to summon spirits which then possess the participants.
mammee apple
Round fruit between 5 and 9 inches in diameter. The fruit has rough brown skin and contains a single large seed. The flesh of unripe...
montserrat oriole
The Montserrat Oriole is a medium sized black and yellow "New World Oriole" that is native to the island of Montserrat and is that...
plumrose
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
pomerac
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
Snobbish, arrogant
The vagina. The female sexual organ.
sea grape
A small green fruit resembling grapes both in individual appearance, and the fact that it grows in bunches. Some fruit become tinged...
A measure of an area of land (100 sq ft, derived from measuring 10' x 10' with a 10' pole)
Clothing sent from abroad by emigrant
wood slave
A gecko often found in and around the ceilings of houses. The gecko makes a croaking sound.