The Caribbean Dictionary

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ackee
Fruit native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit of Jamaica, and features prominently in...
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...
alexander bustamante
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE, National Hero of Jamaica (24 February 1884 - 6 August 1977). A Jamaican politician,...
blue mahoe
A straight trunked, broad leafed tree with flowers resembling that of the hibiscus. The polished wood of the tree is marked by...
busta
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE, National Hero of Jamaica (24 February 1884 - 6 August 1977). A Jamaican politician,...
chaconia
Warszewiczia coccinea (or Chaconia, Wild Poinsettia and Pride of Trinidad and Tobago) is a species of flowering plant in the...
cocrico
The Rufous-vented Chachalaca, is a member of an ancient group of birds of the Cracidae family, which are related to the Australasian...
doctor bird
The Red-billed Streamertail; A species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica and is that country's...
george william gordon
George William Gordon, (1820-1865) was a Jamaican businessman and politician who was a leading critic of the policies of then...
Nanny (c. 1686 - 1733), Jamaican National Hero, was a runaway slave, founder of Nanny Town, and well-known leader of the Jamaican...
marcus garvey
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist,...
montserrat oriole
The Montserrat Oriole is a medium sized black and yellow "New World Oriole" that is native to the island of Montserrat and is that...
Nanny (c. 1686 - 1733), Jamaican National Hero, was a runaway slave, founder of Nanny Town, and well-known leader of the Jamaican...
norman manley
Norman Washington Manley MM QC National Hero of Jamaica (4 July 1893 – 2 September 1969), was a Jamaican statesman. A Rhodes...

pan

The steel drum is a musical instrument originating in Trinidad and Tobago where it is also the national instrument.
paul bogle
Paul Bogle (ca. 1820 – 1865) was a Jamaican Baptist deacon and is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant...
pride of trinidad and tobago
Warszewiczia coccinea (or Chaconia, Wild Poinsettia and Pride of Trinidad and Tobago) is a species of flowering plant in the...
sam sharpe
Samuel 'Sam' Sharpe, or Sharp, National Hero of Jamaica (1801, Jamaica - 23 May 1832, Jamaica) was the slave leader behind the...
scarlet ibis
The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae. It inhabits tropical South America and...
steelpan
Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a...
turpial
A "New World Oriole" that is the National Bird of Venezuela. It is a large bird with bright yellow, black and white markings.
water lily
The Victoria Regia water lily. The national flower of Guyana.
wild poinsettia
Warszewiczia coccinea (or Chaconia, Wild Poinsettia and Pride of Trinidad and Tobago) is a species of flowering plant in the...

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