The Caribbean Dictionary

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

ago

Going to
agouti
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.

ah

Will not
ah dog
A Trini 20 dollar bill
Grandfather, on father's side
Grandmother, on father's side

aks

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.
almond
The tree and fruit of Terminalia catappa. It is a large tree (up to 115ft in height), often grown for ornamental purposes and the...
aloes
Aloe vera. Valued for use in herbal medicine, as a purgative or washout, and for cosmetic and skin care purposes.
aloo
Potato
anady
The fruit and plant of Bixa orellana, commonly known as anatto. It is important for it's 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.
anar
Pomegranate. Botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26...
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during...
Scandal, social conflict, or drama
bachac
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.
A bully. One who intimidates or abuses.
bake
A simple fried bread.
bakes
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.

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