The Caribbean Dictionary

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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
Fruit native to West Africa that was introduced to the Caribbean. It is the national fruit of Jamaica, and features prominently in...
alavis
Aloe vera. Valued for use in herbal medicine, as a purgative or washout, and for cosmetic and skin care purposes.
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...
The avocado tree.
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...
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...
apple banana
Baby bananas
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...
aprin
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
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...
The United States of America.
balanjay
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
bandanya
Mexican Coriander. Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae used for seasoning and marinating...
banga tree
Is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and...
bannan
Plantains
belly ache plant
Aloe vera. Valued for use in herbal medicine, as a purgative or washout, and for cosmetic and skin care purposes.
berenjena
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
bhagi
Aramanth - an edible green leafy vegetable resembling spinach. It is typically prepared by steaming, often with saltfish
bhaigan
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
bhandhania
Mexican Coriander. Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae used for seasoning and marinating...
big sour
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
bilimbi
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an green, edible, five pomed,...
bird pepper
Even though it is small, it contains a fiery punch. They range in color from red to green when fully mature.
bissy
Kola nut. The dried nuts, particularly in grated form, are highly regarded for its medicinal properties. It is commonly used as an...

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