The Caribbean Dictionary

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poomp 4
I didn't know anyone else says this. I'm just looking up our dialect to see what they mean on the internet.
Ny - 16 hours ago
chicken hawk
chicken hawk 3
I used to see this bird of prey in the New Orleans area 70's & 80's
Dwayne - Yesterday
play mas 1
🇯🇲 to participate in a parade, dressing up with masks etc. Mass is actually short for masquerade.
Jamaican Diva - Aug 02, 2020
kenep
kenep 59
It's a delicious fruit with an acquired taste. Sweet and a little tart. I'm eating some as i write.
Patricia Markert - Aug 02, 2020
black pudding
black pudding 3
Black pudding
Campbell - Aug 01, 2020
accra
accra 10
Saltfish cakes
Cin - Jul 30, 2020
gooseberry
gooseberry 35
In St. Kitts we call it gooseberry. Makes a very nice jam and gooseberry wine is awesome
Cin - Jul 30, 2020
bandanya
bandanya 8
Also known as shadow Bennie , used mostly for seasoning fish
Lin - Jul 29, 2020
jimbilin
jimbilin 56
We call them damsel in vincy
Ari - Jul 29, 2020
alligator pear
alligator pear 8
Here in JA as well
DOM - Jul 28, 2020
apra
apra 12
Its called Star Apple here
DOM - Jul 28, 2020
anon
anon 19
Sweet sop!!!
DOM - Jul 28, 2020
anar
anar 7
Its in jamaica too (Pomegranate/ Panganaat)
DOM - Jul 28, 2020
chellomello
chellomello 10
Its called Damsel in Grenada
Gouyave - Jul 27, 2020
nanny titty
nanny titty 17
Mystery creatures In Clarendon where I grew up I would look out for the nest and I would say nanny goat, nanny goat come for your...
Charmaine Perry - Jul 27, 2020
chiny guinep
chiny guinep 14
In Cayman we call these Black Guineps
Lana - Jul 26, 2020
dounce
dounce 5
The name is the same but the fruit is different. The bajan dounce has just one seed. The fruit pictured here is not the same thing...
KEVWEL - Jul 25, 2020
chocho
chocho 12
We call it Lonku in local language
Shilpa - Jul 25, 2020
batty bwoy
batty bwoy 6
So true. Time to stop hating.
Jenny - Jul 25, 2020
blue gaulin
blue gaulin 6
Just saw one in my yard. St. Andrew
Tammy - Jul 23, 2020
pomerac
pomerac 67
we call it plum rose and also we call it malaba
yhan - Jul 23, 2020
sukunya 9
I feel that the old lady on my stree is a sukunya. Lady's worked for her always asy at night. She's over them . I slept over at her...
Michelle Grant - Jul 23, 2020
zaboca
zaboca 25
Yes, zaboka is a Creole word used mostly in the French-Speaking Caribbean island. It's derived from "les avocats" in French....
Willot Romnus - Jul 23, 2020
bhagi
bhagi 12
No.1 and 3 is bhagi
Pepper - Jul 22, 2020
banga
banga 35
Banga season as far as I remember meant that a person was experiencing difficult times financially.
Reddo - Jul 22, 2020
tambrin
tambrin 15
Tambrin
Steel Donkey - Jul 22, 2020
maco 8
My mum called me a maco;(
Depressed - Jul 21, 2020
wax apple
wax apple 5
Making wax apple wine presently
Veron - Jul 20, 2020
marabunta
marabunta 10
In Guyana we referred to a type of wasp as a "malibonta" it is yellow and black with a hell of a sting.
Gt girl - Jul 20, 2020
coolie
coolie 161
Went to Howard U and have a dirty dirty bone in me... 😉
Fetishmaster - Jul 19, 2020