The Caribbean Dictionary

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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...
apra
A round fruit about the size of a tennis ball. It has a glossy leathery skin that is either green, purple, or some combination of the...
boeah nona
An edible round, ovoid, or cone shaped fruit around 6-10 cm in diameter, with a lumpy skin. The skin colour changes from bright green...
boeler
A homosexual male.
A popular greeting which means: How are you!
A black analogue to Santa Claus who, along with his servants delivers gifts to children across the country on December 6th. They...
goudblad boom
A round fruit about the size of a tennis ball. It has a glossy leathery skin that is either green, purple, or some combination of the...
Gun
kwi kwi
An edible species of armour plated catfish that grows up to 24.0 centimetres in length. Males grow to a larger average and maximum...
maroon
Runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. In...
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
Folk magic, sorcery, and religious practices derived from Central African and West African origins. The practice is often associated...
sapatia
Round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and...
Sperm. Semen.
sneki wiwiri
Mexican Coriander. Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae used for seasoning and marinating...
Money.
sterappel
A round fruit about the size of a tennis ball. It has a glossy leathery skin that is either green, purple, or some combination of the...
Tassa is a form of kettle drum, presumably of Persian derivation that was brought to the Caribbean by indentured Indian workers durin...
widara
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...

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