The Caribbean Dictionary

a box a dead
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
achar
A condiment made from fruit (often mango), vinegar, peppers, salt and mustard oil
Any hard liquor or alcoholic drink
ackee
Blighia sapida; A fruit of the soapberry family native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit...
ackee and saltfish
A traditional food that is the national dish of Jamaica. It typically prepared as a sautee of boiled ackee, saltfish, peppers, onions...
A mean of cornmeal mush cooked in leaves.
agouti
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.
A fritter made from ground peas or mashed beans.
alligator pear
Avocado. Edible pear shaped or round fruit with an egg shaped seed. The flesh is green on the outside and turns yellow closer to the...
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...
aloo
Potato
anady
The fruit and plant of Bixa orellana, commonly known as anatto. It is important for its seeds which are used to produce spices, and...
ananas
Pineapple - a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, named for resemblance to the pine cone.
anar
Pomegranate. Botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26...
anatto
The fruit and plant of Bixa orellana, commonly known as anatto. It is important for its seeds which are used to produce spices, and...
anchar
A condiment made from fruit (often mango), vinegar, peppers, salt and mustard oil
An alcoholic beverage made by soaking anise leaves in rum and adding sugar for sweetening.
anon
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...
apple
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
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...
apricot
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...
aprin
Ziziphus Mauritania; A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit...
areba
A round flat bread made from grated cassava which has been repeatedly pressed to remove the juice. For meal preparation, slices are...
arnold
Pork - the flesh of swine.
asham
A desert snack made by shelling dry corn, parching it in a hot pot and then pounding it in a wooden mortar and sifting it until it is...
avogado
Avocado. Edible pear shaped or round fruit with an egg shaped seed. The flesh is green on the outside and turns yellow closer to the...