The Caribbean Dictionary

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
balanjay
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
banga
Is a yellowish-green drupe 2.5-5 cm in diameter, containing a single, dark brown, nut-like seed 2.5-5 cm diameter, which is very...
bannan
Plantains
barbadine
The Giant Granadilla, it is the largest of the passionfruits, plants of the genus Passiflora. It is a perennial native of Tropical...
berenjena
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
bhaigan
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
bilimbi
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an edible, green, five pomed,...
bitter orange
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
black mango
A small, highly desired mango cultivar. The fruit is mostly green even when ripe - with some black spots. Occasionally some ripe...
blackie
A small, highly desired mango cultivar. The fruit is mostly green even when ripe - with some black spots. Occasionally some ripe...
blim blim
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an edible, green, five pomed,...
A type of plaintain.
A popular mango cultivar valued for pleasant taste.
boulanger
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
breadfruit
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Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large...
bubbub
A dried coconut
bumpy banana
Baby bananas
cainit
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...