Words of the Days
August 01, 2014
July 31, 2014
July 30, 2014
cowa
The tree and fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is related to the breadfruit and breadnut. The tree produces the worlds largest...
July 29, 2014
bofoto
Obese or fat
July 28, 2014
A ladies man, particularly one with a reputation for dressing sharply.
July 27, 2014
Passion fruit
July 26, 2014
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July 23, 2014
siwet
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
July 22, 2014
To rap or strike the head with the knuckles. Often used as a means of disciplining or punishing unruly children
July 21, 2014
A small aquatic snail often found attached to rocks in rivers. They are edible and sometimes used as an ingredient in soups
July 20, 2014
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July 16, 2014
yuyubo
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
July 15, 2014
wada
The leafcutter ant; They get their name from the way they cut leaves from trees, which they then haul back to their nest. They do not...
July 14, 2014
tawah
A flat or slightly concave griddle made from cast iron or steel. It is used to prepare roti and other types of breads
July 13, 2014
July 12, 2014
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July 10, 2014
July 09, 2014
July 08, 2014
A traditional dance form usually performed solo by Garifuna women.
July 07, 2014
July 06, 2014
July 05, 2014
hooyu
Owl
July 04, 2014
July 03, 2014
July 02, 2014
July 01, 2014
pois doux
Inga edulis (eng. ice-cream-bean) is a fruit native to South America. The pods contain black seeds which are embedded in a thick...
June 30, 2014
To grin
June 29, 2014
special
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags...
June 28, 2014
June 27, 2014
Nylanderia pubens - a medium small ant that moves in a quick erratic manner.
June 26, 2014
Nosy. Inquisitive.
June 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
A major or significant incident or event, particularly a tragic or scandalous event.
June 23, 2014
souri
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an green, edible, five pomed,...
June 22, 2014
lisinbèin
Centipede; Any of a wide set of many legged arthropods. They are venomous, and their bites may have effects ranging from mild...
June 21, 2014
gutaperk
Slingshot. A projectile launching weapon made from a Y-shaped branch or piece of wood and elastic material. They are commonly used to...
June 20, 2014
pawi
This species is found only in Trinidad; it is close to extinction. This is a medium-sized cracid, 60 cm in length, and similar in...
June 19, 2014
east indian
A mango cultivar prized for its rich taste.
June 18, 2014
manicou bird
The Masked Yellowthroat, it is 13.2 cm long and weighs 13 g. It has yellow-green upperparts, bright yellow underparts, and a mainly...
June 17, 2014
pois congo
Pigeon peas.
June 16, 2014
zae
zae
A spider
June 15, 2014
ready milk
Dried, powdered milk
June 14, 2014
red peas soup
A thick rich soup made from red kidney beans, salted meat, vegetables and ground provisions, coconut, and dumplings. Ital or...
June 13, 2014
laylay
Small red fruits of the Cordia collococca tree, that grows in bunches. They can be sweet, but have a stainy taste and an astringent...
June 12, 2014
panapen
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...
June 11, 2014
damsel
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
June 10, 2014
gold eye
The Spectacled Thrush, Bare-eyed Thrush, or Yellow-eyed Thrush, is a resident breeding bird in the Lesser Antilles and in South...
June 09, 2014
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during...
June 08, 2014
June 07, 2014
chiny guinep
Lychee - a sweet fruit native to China. It is similar in structure to the guinep. The outside is covered by a pink-red,...
June 06, 2014
An occult practice in which participants make deals with evil supernatural entities in order to achieve financial or other forms of...
June 05, 2014
One who acts in a classless or vulgar manner.
June 04, 2014
dutty gyal
Canned mackerel in tomato sauce
June 03, 2014
gingee
Otherwise known as Chinese okra, is a long, green squash. It is gathered young because as the plant grows the flesh becomes bitter,...
June 02, 2014
cheap john stirrup
The black whiskered vireo. A small bird found in the West Indies and found as far south as Venezuela. The bird has dull olive-green...
June 01, 2014
An orphaned child whose feet point backwards, that one may encounter in the forest.
May 31, 2014
white head
The White Crowned Pigeon. A large black dove with a white head. It is hunted and valued as food.
May 30, 2014
duppy soursop
Noni. Foul smelling and bitter tasting fruit that commonly grows on small trees close to the sea. The fruit is initially green, but...
May 29, 2014
A meal of mixed dhal and rice.
May 28, 2014
May 27, 2014
sugar apple
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...
May 26, 2014
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...
May 25, 2014
A multi-family housing arrangement consisting of many substandard dwellings packed closely on a single plot of land. Dwellings often...
May 24, 2014
marimanpoke
A tender low-growing herb commonly known as basil.
May 23, 2014
To have a conversation; talk
May 22, 2014
Miserly; Holding back when one is distributing some thing; Distributing less than one could or should.
May 21, 2014
To be fashionably dress.
May 20, 2014
buljol
A mixture of shredded saltfish, oil, onion, tomatoes and peppers.
May 19, 2014
A pet name given to a romantic partner
May 18, 2014
Party or celebration
May 17, 2014
A white ashy appearance around the mouth and lips often considered to be a sign of hunger.
May 16, 2014
janga
Shrimp, particularly freshwater shrimp
May 15, 2014
A yeast risen, fried, banana fritter often served as a breakfast item.
May 14, 2014
Great difficulty or great effort.
May 13, 2014
A dish of twice fried green plantain. Slices or chunks of plantain are slow fried, then pressed flat and fried again. The slices are...
May 12, 2014
kotobrute
A sweet treat made from diced coconuts, sugar and spices. The mixture is boiled until thick enough to set and harden when cool, then...
May 11, 2014
back back turkey
The larval form of the lacewing group of insects. Also known as antlions, they are known primarily for the funnel shaped pits they...
May 10, 2014
bilimbi
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an green, edible, five pomed,...
May 09, 2014
A young unattached Bermudian female
May 08, 2014
Two faced. Hypocritical or treacherous.
May 07, 2014
To knock or push over.
May 06, 2014
A large protruding stomach, or a stomach that overhangs the waist.
May 05, 2014
tatoo
An armadillo
May 04, 2014
Messy
May 03, 2014
A form of savings where a group of people pay an agreed sum of money on a periodic basis (usually monthly) and each period one member...
May 02, 2014
Film
May 01, 2014
A man who makes a cuckold of another man. One who has an affair with another man's woman.
April 30, 2014
A musical instrument constructed from a closed section of bamboo filled with rice, beans, peas.
April 29, 2014
To mess up. To destroy or ruin
April 28, 2014
Somersault, flip or cartwheel
April 27, 2014
A confrontational woman; A woman who loves to quarrel and fight.
April 26, 2014
A dish consisting of mixed meat stewed with capers, olives, raisins and prunes, wrapped in cornmeal, then wrapped in banana or...
April 25, 2014
April 24, 2014
To annoy or bother someone
April 23, 2014
juju
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
April 22, 2014
guppy
Small fish native to the Caribbean, Central, and South America.
April 21, 2014
Asphalt. Specifically, the kind of asphalt used to pave public road surfaces.
April 20, 2014
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...
April 19, 2014
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
April 18, 2014
April 17, 2014
Expression that describes a crash, collision, falling flat on the floor
April 16, 2014
kwi kwi
An edible species of armour plated catfish that grows up to 24.0 centimetres in length. Males grow to a larger average and maximum...
April 15, 2014
bingy
Slingshot. A projectile launching weapon made from a Y-shaped branch or piece of wood and elastic material. They are commonly used to...
April 14, 2014
star apple
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...
April 13, 2014
barbadine
The Giant Granadilla, it is the largest of the passionfruits, plants of the genus Passiflora. It is a perennial native of Tropical...
April 12, 2014
Hindu holy man
April 11, 2014
A spiritual assembling of Rastafarians.
April 10, 2014
A place where the healing rituals of cumina or obeah are practiced
April 09, 2014
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...
April 08, 2014
April 07, 2014
April 06, 2014
uncle on father's side
April 05, 2014
fat pork
Fruit of the Chrysobalanus icaco,which is a shrub or bushy tree, rarely 10 metres tall. In late summer it bears fruit in clusters,...
April 04, 2014
padoo
Inga feuilleei is a legume that produces a podded fruit with a smooth textured, sweet, edible white pulp surrounding the seeds.
April 03, 2014
mabouya
A gecko often found in and around the ceilings of houses. The gecko makes a croaking sound.
April 02, 2014
swims
Shrimp, particularly freshwater shrimp
April 01, 2014
Any household cleaners with a scent
March 31, 2014
Immediately, right away
March 30, 2014
Thin, cheap, transparent or semi transparent plastic bags used for transporting groceries.
March 29, 2014
To close or to shut
March 28, 2014
An inexpensive rubber slipper
March 27, 2014
Here
March 26, 2014
A native of St Croix with Dominican Republic ancestry.
March 25, 2014
Disorganised, disorderly or unstructured
March 24, 2014
Light or fair skinned. Having light brown skin.
March 23, 2014
A ghost or spirit that lives as an old woman by day, but turns into a blood sucking monster by night. According to some legends, she...
March 22, 2014
Grandmother
March 21, 2014
Curmudgeonly; Ill tempered and possessed of resentment, stubborn, backwards or out of fashion notions.
March 20, 2014
Confusion, scandal or quarrels.
March 19, 2014
pin wing
A doctor fly.
March 18, 2014
Whose. The possessive form of the pronoun 'who'.
March 17, 2014
Going out to places, such as parties or to the town
March 16, 2014
labaria
Bothrops atrox; A South American venomous pit viper species. This species is very dangerous and is the cause of more human fatalities...
March 15, 2014
Father's younger brother's wife
March 14, 2014
breshe
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...
March 13, 2014
To beat someone with the broad side of a cutlass
March 12, 2014
A unit of volume measurement equivalent to a quarter of a pint.
March 11, 2014
Small, skinny or frail.
March 10, 2014
A naturalised resident of Bermuda - one who has been granted status, as opposed to a native-born resident.
March 09, 2014
A beating
March 08, 2014
cut cake
A sweet treat made from diced coconuts, sugar and spices. The mixture is boiled until thick enough to set and harden when cool, then...
March 07, 2014
To perch or alight on.
March 06, 2014
Stubborn. Unwilling to listen or take criticism.
March 05, 2014
Imitation, fake designer clothes.
March 04, 2014
dabu
A ladle commonly used to serve dhal
March 03, 2014
To dive into water.
March 02, 2014
To make a mess of; to perform an action sloppily.
March 01, 2014
A person who likes to borrow but doesn't return or pay back
February 28, 2014
To cheat or have an affair.
February 27, 2014
Stupid.
February 26, 2014
To sleep
February 25, 2014
To lose ratings, status, or prestige
February 24, 2014
Accoutrements. Personal belongings.
February 23, 2014
nero
A variety of chili pepper similar to the habanero.
February 22, 2014
A frozen dessert made from condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and put in a plastic wrapping. Sweet corn, kraabu, papaya, guava, mango,...
February 21, 2014
chiny jimbilin
Carambola; A fruit with a star shaped cross section. As it ripens it turns from green to yellow. The fruit has a tart taste and is a...
February 20, 2014
monkey no climb
Euphorbia lactea - an erect shrub growing up to 5 m tall, with succulent branches 3–5 cm diameter, ridged, with a triangular or...
February 19, 2014
To solidify or congeal as some oils do at lower temperatures.
February 18, 2014
A promiscuous female.
February 17, 2014
An African day name for female children born on Thursday.
February 16, 2014
limoncillo
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...
February 15, 2014
Inability to get over a relationship. The feeling of loss, rejection and sorrow that follows a breakup.
February 14, 2014
To be in a relationship with
February 13, 2014
Cursed, forsaken.
February 12, 2014
shado beni
Mexican Coriander
February 11, 2014
In; Inside of.
February 10, 2014
mahogany bird
Flying roach
February 09, 2014
pommecythere
Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or...
February 08, 2014
Little; Small; Tiny
February 07, 2014
coconut jelly
The soft flesh of a young coconut
February 06, 2014
A sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.
February 05, 2014
cock set
Insecticide coils burnt to repel mosquitos
February 04, 2014
A confrontational woman; A woman who loves to quarrel and fight.
February 03, 2014
jamoon
Fruit, the size of an olive and purple in color. It can be eaten raw and is used to make refreshing drinks. It can also be eaten with...
February 02, 2014
Confusion, scandal or quarrels.
February 01, 2014
A substance ingested as a purgative or for detoxification.
January 31, 2014
A Disc Jockey. One who selects the music to be played at an event.
January 30, 2014
noni
Noni. Foul smelling and bitter tasting fruit that commonly grows on small trees close to the sea. The fruit is initially green, but...
January 29, 2014
kwachimelon
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
January 28, 2014
sugar cake
A sweet treat made from diced coconuts, sugar and spices. The mixture is boiled until thick enough to set and harden when cool, then...
January 27, 2014
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
January 26, 2014
pholourie
Savoury fritter made from seasoned split pea flour. Traditionally served with chutney.
January 25, 2014
sucker
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags...
January 24, 2014
Any oppressive or corrupt system or regime.
January 23, 2014
A tiny amount
January 22, 2014
goma
A game played with rubber bands where the object is to capture as many of the opponents' rubber bands as possible. Players stand...
January 21, 2014
water coconut
A young coconut where the flesh has not completely hardened.
January 20, 2014
choka
A dish prepared by mashing or pureeing fire roasted vegetables or fruit, then seasoning heavily with salt, onions, garlic, pepper,...
January 19, 2014
sweetsop
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...
January 18, 2014
A white ashy appearance around the mouth and lips often considered to be a sign of hunger.
January 17, 2014
callaloo
Aramanth - an edible green leafy vegetable resembling spinach. It is typically prepared by steaming, often with saltfish
January 16, 2014
To beat someone with the broad side of a cutlass
January 12, 2014
rambutan
The tree and fruit of Nephelium lappaceum. Related to the lychee and guinep, the medium sized tree produces bunches of small fruit...
January 11, 2014
mountain chicken
The Giant Ditch Frog is a species of frog that is native to the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Montserrat. it is hunted and prized...
January 10, 2014
road tennis
A sport similar to table tennis, but played on a 21ft by 10ft floor or ground surface. The sport originated in Barbados in the 1930s
January 09, 2014
Gluttonous, greedy
January 08, 2014
chellomello
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
January 07, 2014
January 06, 2014
ratchet
A folding knife with a stainless steel blade, wooden handle and a ratcheting mechanism for locking. The ratcheting mechanism is...
January 05, 2014
pak choy
Bok Choy
January 04, 2014
pimento
A banana-shaped pepper that changes from pale to deep yellow or orange as they mature.
January 03, 2014
To chase down.
January 02, 2014
tambran
Tamarind
January 01, 2014
junkanoo
A street parade of African Origin that links music, dance, symbols and mime-style plays.
December 31, 2013
A late night church service to usher in the new year.
December 30, 2013
A homemade firework popular around the Christmas/New Year's season
December 29, 2013
An alcoholic beverage made by soaking anise leaves in rum and adding sugar for sweetening.
December 28, 2013
A sweet syrup used to make drinks. It contains flavors of almond, ginger and/or cloves, and lime, and sometimes vanilla or allspice....
December 27, 2013
A dish consisting of mixed meat stewed with capers, olives, raisins and prunes, wrapped in cornmeal, then wrapped in banana or...
December 26, 2013
A spicy spinach based soup flavoured with pork. It is often eaten as a Boxing Day tradition.
December 25, 2013
A large outdoor fair held on Christmas morning when traditional business are closed. At this fair, vendors sell a wide variety of...
December 24, 2013
The Christmas season tradition of carrying sand from the beaches on moonlit nights and spreading it in yards to simulate snow.
December 23, 2013
Peanut brittle. A hard candy made from peanuts and brown sugar. Some wangla include sesame seeds.
December 22, 2013
A Haitian analogue to Santa Claus
December 21, 2013
To beat butter with a spoon in a large water filled container in order to remove salt and make it suitable for use in recipes like...
December 20, 2013
The dried bark of the Colubrina reclinata tree.
December 19, 2013
A dense steamed cake/pudding made with dried vine fruit (raisins, prunes, etc) that have been steeped in rum or wine.
December 18, 2013
A fermented drink made from sweet potatoes, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace.
December 17, 2013
To commit to buying pork before the pig is slaughtered. The practice was intended to avoid wasting meat in the pre-refrigeration era.
December 16, 2013
A Vincentian holiday season festivity that begins nine days before Christmas. During the festival Vincentians wake in the early hours...
December 15, 2013
The Christmas time tradition of going house to house and serenading residents with carols. The residents typically reward the...
December 14, 2013
One of the original figures of John Canoe. The figure is clad in a suit made of tattered, colorful pieces of cloth. It's role in the...
December 13, 2013
A festival of celebration held the night before National Day, otherwise known as St. Lucy's day.
December 12, 2013
A cream-based liqueur. Main ingredients typically include milk, eggs, sugar, rum, and other minor ingredients such as vanilla,...
December 11, 2013
A John Canoe character that recites poetry and Shakespearean plays.
December 10, 2013
Music played during Christmas time, with a lot of Spanish influences
December 09, 2013
A traditional dish made primarily from green pigeon peas. The peas are cooked with salt meat (beef or pork). The stock is poured off,...
December 08, 2013
starlight
A slow burning firework popular around holiday seasons. It consists of a metal wire coated with a flammable batter that has dried. It...
December 07, 2013
black cake
Rich dark cakes popular around Christmas. A primary ingredients is dried fruit that has been steeped or soaked in rum or wine for...
December 06, 2013
A black analogue to Santa Claus who, along with his servants delivers gifts to children across the country on December 6th. They...
December 05, 2013
sorrel
Roselle (hibiscus sabdariffa) is a member of the hibiscus, okra and cotton family. This annual herb grows erect and is sparsely...
December 04, 2013
A rum and eggnog drink that is particularly popular around the Christmas season.
December 03, 2013
Type of fireworks done during holidays, such as Divali and Christmas. It consists of a large bamboo and a mixture of calcium carbide...
December 02, 2013
A Christmas specialty liquor made from orange and tangerine peel, white rum, and cane syrup.
December 01, 2013
Strong seasonal winds that occur during the months of December and January
November 30, 2013
A Barbadian - a native of the island nation of Barbados.
November 29, 2013
A traditional dance of African origins. The dance is usually performed during Emancipation celebrations.
November 28, 2013
Paranoid
November 27, 2013
bandanya
Mexican Coriander
November 26, 2013
Describes a style of food preparation that is in accordance with rastafarian beliefs and practices. In its strictest interpretation...
November 25, 2013
A person who imitates; A copy cat
November 23, 2013
anar
Pomegranate
November 22, 2013
picka
Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant); a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold...
November 21, 2013
naranja agria
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
November 20, 2013
An X, often created with red ink, used to indicate an incorrect solution to a problem.
November 19, 2013
A check mark, often created with red ink, used to indicate a correct solution to a problem.
November 18, 2013
stakamahachi
The berries and tree of Rivina humulis. The small shrub produces small, blood red berries.
November 17, 2013
peas and rice
A dish made from rice and peas or beans. Red kidney beans and gungo are commonly used. The dish is typically prepared with coconut...
November 16, 2013
Athlete's foot. A fungal infection affecting the feet and toes.
November 15, 2013
To sit down.
November 14, 2013
Brother - a male sibling
November 13, 2013
chalta
The fruit, of the Dillenia indica tree, or elephant apple, is a 5–12 cm diameter aggregate of 15 carpels, each carpel containing...
November 12, 2013
chocolate tea
A beverage made from the ground seeds of the cocoa plant. It is usually made hot, and heavily spiced with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
November 11, 2013
To collar or grab up
November 10, 2013
dump pan dog
A mongrel dog. A dog of indeterminate breed.
November 09, 2013
A ghost, often considered to be a dead butcher, that manifests itself as a red eyed bull that drags heavy, clanking chains behind it...
November 08, 2013
mamon
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...
November 07, 2013
One who acts wild, rambunctious or unruly like a an animal (beast) recently let go from confinement
November 06, 2013
tin bum
Canned mackerel in tomato sauce
November 05, 2013
ghee
Clarified butter
November 04, 2013
Canvas soled tennis shoes.
November 03, 2013
breadnut
Seeded breadfruit
November 02, 2013
box
To strike the face with the open palm. The strike is made with an arcing slapping motion as opposed to a punching or jabbing motion.
November 01, 2013
wadadli
Antigua
October 31, 2013
The process of sauteeing
October 30, 2013
egg fruit
Canistel; A bright yellow ovoid fruit with a pointed tip. It is related to the sapodilla and is edible. The flesh tends to be dryer...
October 29, 2013
A water nymph or mermaid. Found in near the heads of rivers.
October 28, 2013
coolie plum
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
October 27, 2013
merle corbeau
The Smooth-billed Ani, it is a mid-sized species, larger on average than the Groove-billed Ani but smaller than the Greater Ani. It...
October 26, 2013
george william gordon
George William Gordon, (1820-1865) was a Jamaican businessman and politician who was a leading critic of the policies of then...
October 25, 2013
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...
October 24, 2013
marcus garvey
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist,...
October 23, 2013
October 22, 2013
sam sharpe
Samuel 'Sam' Sharpe, or Sharp, National Hero of Jamaica (1801, Jamaica - 23 May 1832, Jamaica) was the slave leader behind the...
October 21, 2013
Nanny (c. 1686 - 1733), Jamaican National Hero, was a runaway slave, founder of Nanny Town, and well-known leader of the Jamaican...
October 20, 2013
alexander bustamante
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE, National Hero of Jamaica (24 February 1884 - 6 August 1977). A Jamaican politician,...
October 19, 2013
mispel
Round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and...
October 18, 2013
ducana
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made with flour, sugar, and some or all of the following in any combination: cassava,...
October 17, 2013
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...
October 16, 2013
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
October 15, 2013
mananti
Manatee; A herbivorous aquatic mammal
October 14, 2013
diablotin
A nocturnal, fruit eating bird that navigates by echolocation (like bats). They are mainly reddish-brown with white spots on the nape...
October 13, 2013
To dive or jump into
October 12, 2013
blackbud
A grackle found throughout the greater antilles as well as smaller, nearby islands. Like all quiscalus grackles, it is a rather...
October 11, 2013
A species of food fish
October 10, 2013
blim blim
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an green, edible, five pomed,...
October 09, 2013
devil bead
The seeds and plant of a climbing legume. It is primarily known for its brightly coloured seeds which are used in jewelry, art and...
October 08, 2013
Diarrhea or other forms of upset stomach.
October 07, 2013
To use a lamp or candle to cast an obeah spell of misfortune on a target
October 06, 2013
Countless, many
October 05, 2013
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
October 04, 2013
Lemonade, limeade or a mix of the both.
October 03, 2013
Scandal, social conflict, or drama
October 02, 2013
Pailing is more formally know across the world as corrugated sheet metal. It sometimes goes by the alternate name of galvanise. It is...
October 01, 2013
lob
Any form of porridge (Banana, Cassava, Flour, Rice, Cornmeal).
September 30, 2013
Derogatory term for people of British descent
September 29, 2013
The state of laziness or sleepiness that follows the consumption of a large meal.
September 28, 2013
mash mout
A mouth full of scattered, crooked or broken teeth.
September 27, 2013
The propensity to greedily eat anything, without discrimination or regard for the source or origin of the food, the present location,...
September 26, 2013
The trait of minding other people's business for the purpose of gossip
September 25, 2013
Crowded. Compact.
September 24, 2013
Folk magic, sorcery, and religious practices derived from Central African and West African origins. The practice is often associated...
September 23, 2013
To resemble
September 22, 2013
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
September 21, 2013
crofi
Belizean
September 20, 2013
A mid sized green lizard
September 19, 2013
A native of the island of St. Kitts
September 18, 2013
chillum
A clay or wooden pipe used for smoking ganja or hashish
September 17, 2013
A term use to describe two people who are rarely seen without each other. This term is derived from the relationship ones bottom...
September 16, 2013
To flatter. To butter up.
September 15, 2013
Skinspots or rashes that develop after overexposure to the sun.
September 14, 2013
Hanging out
September 13, 2013
Padding placed on top of the head to cushion heavy loads.
September 12, 2013
An insulting gesture where one person catches the eyes or gaze of another then turns her eyes and gaze away in an exaggerated motion
September 11, 2013
The primary/main woman in a love triangle
September 10, 2013
A pen or cage constructed in the sea to keep conch alive.
September 09, 2013
Very thin; skinny; malnourished
September 08, 2013
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
September 07, 2013
miss lou
Louise Bennet Coverley or Miss Lou, OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 - 26 July 2006), was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and...
September 06, 2013
Uppity, vain, or self important.
September 05, 2013
Totally confused
September 04, 2013
To stare at. To observe intently.
September 03, 2013
Corrupt behavior; financial corruption
September 01, 2013
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
August 31, 2013
trini
A Trinidadian. A native of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
August 30, 2013
Full of spirit and fight
August 29, 2013
sour cherry
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
August 28, 2013
cake soap
Blocks of blue soap used for washing and whitening laundry.
August 27, 2013
bleach
To artificially lighten the skin
August 26, 2013
Excellent. Of superlatively high quality. First class.
August 25, 2013
wood slave
A gecko often found in and around the ceilings of houses. The gecko makes a croaking sound.
August 24, 2013
All purpose flour. Flour used for cooking, but not baking.
August 23, 2013
To observe or watch closely
August 22, 2013
blue jean
The Blue-grey Tanager, it is a medium-sized South American songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. Its range is from Mexico south...
August 21, 2013
A crazy looking hairdo
August 20, 2013
christophene
Chayote. Edible pear shaped green vegetable of the squash family. The vegetable bears on vines and comes in smooth skinned and...
August 19, 2013
To incite, urge, encourage, or spur to action
August 18, 2013
August 17, 2013
Stubborn. Unwilling to listen or take criticism.
August 16, 2013
june plum
Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or...
August 15, 2013
pas pas fly
Mosquitoes.
August 14, 2013
An informal title used for greeting among male friends.
August 13, 2013
gombey
A street parade of African Origin that links music, dance, symbols and mime-style plays.
August 12, 2013
Money
August 11, 2013
unu
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
August 10, 2013
lechoza
A torpedo, oval, or pear shaped fruit. The fruit bears on a large leafed tree up to 10m tall. When green, it is cooked as if a...
August 09, 2013
destroyer
Insecticide coils burnt to repel mosquitos
August 08, 2013
patty and coco bread
A lunch or snack item consisting of a patty sandwiched inside a coco bread.
August 07, 2013
gango jay bird
The brown pelican (Pelecanus o. occidentalis).
August 06, 2013
panganat
Pomegranate
August 05, 2013
kurma
Dessert made with flour and coconut milk, fried and dipped in a sugary liquid.
August 04, 2013
oil bird
A nocturnal, fruit eating bird that navigates by echolocation (like bats). They are mainly reddish-brown with white spots on the nape...
August 03, 2013
tell tale
The common stilt. A white and black shorebird with long legs.
August 02, 2013
A promiscuous female.
August 01, 2013
julie
A named mango cultivar that was made popular in the Caribbean. the cultivar is likely to have originated in Jamaica. The fruit is...
July 31, 2013
ideal
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags...
July 30, 2013
fig
fig
Baby bananas
July 29, 2013
stew dumpling
A desert similar to payme or dukunu. It is made from mixture of grated pumpkin, sweet potato, cornmeal, flour, and various spices...
July 28, 2013
jub jub
A gelatinous candy.
July 27, 2013
jalebi
A fried sweet made from flour. They are usually bright orange or yellow, but can also be made white. It has a chewy texture, with a...
July 26, 2013
cho
A word used to express pleasant surprise, or that a person is impressed by, or approves of something
July 25, 2013
bitter orange
Seville orange; A thick skinned sour orange used for making beverages and marmalade.
July 24, 2013
juba bush
The berries and tree of Rivina humulis. The small shrub produces small, blood red berries.
July 23, 2013
geera
Cumin seeds
July 22, 2013
Describes a good looking, well dressed female
July 21, 2013
posey
Chamber pot.
July 20, 2013
soursop
The edible fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean...
July 19, 2013
The West Indian Whitebait: Tiny fish that congregate in huge swarms in rivers, or at the mouth of rivers.
July 18, 2013
balanjay
Eggplant.
July 17, 2013
buss up shot
A roti made with butter, usually ghee. Oil is rubbed on both sides, then it is cooked on a tawah. This gives the roti a crisp...
July 16, 2013
To sit on thing or surface which has little room or is already crowded.
July 15, 2013
A pre-wedding ritual originally practiced by African slaves and their decendants.
July 14, 2013
jaygan
A Jamaican. A native of the island nation of Jamaica.
July 13, 2013
Another man's child that is passed off deceptively to an unsuspecting man to father as his own.
July 12, 2013
Early morning hours, before sunrise.
July 11, 2013
Having a reserved nature; unexposed
July 10, 2013
A cushion placed on top of the head by those who carry loads on their head. The cushion is often made of cloth or plant material such...
July 09, 2013
Shirt
July 08, 2013
To bundle two or more typically unrelated items for sale. The customer is required to buy both items in order to get either.
July 07, 2013
Flour that is sold with a small amount of cornmeal mixed in. The ratio of flour to cornmeal is usually suitable for fried or boiled...
July 06, 2013
Having a stutter or other form of defective speech.
July 05, 2013
A liquid weed killer with a reputation as a favoured tool of the suicidal.
July 04, 2013
The tree under which one's umbilical cord is buried at birth
July 03, 2013
A fast paced game where two throwers stand some distance apart from each other and attempt to hit one or more opposing players in the...
July 02, 2013
To have a close or intimate friendship or association.
July 01, 2013
A swelling on the head caused by a sharp blow.
June 30, 2013
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...
June 29, 2013
mamey
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...
June 28, 2013
Boastful, excessively proud
June 27, 2013
To show off or put on airs
June 26, 2013
gombo
Cashew
June 25, 2013
areba
A round flat bread made from grated cassava which has been repeatedly pressed to remove the juice. For meal preparation, slices are...
June 24, 2013
blinds
Shades - dark sunglasses
June 23, 2013
pomme d'armour
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
June 22, 2013
cocrico
The Rufous-vented Chachalaca, is a member of an ancient group of birds of the Cracidae family, which are related to the Australasian...
June 21, 2013
A man who makes a cuckold of another man. One who has an affair with another man's woman.
June 20, 2013
A condition causing the testicles to appear severely swollen. This condition is often the result of a type of hernia.
June 19, 2013
The berries of the Bay Rum tree
June 18, 2013
congoree
The millipede
June 17, 2013
A speed bump; A traffic calming feature of road design used to slow traffic, or reduce through traffic, via vertical deflection.
June 16, 2013
A ritual ceremony involving dance and drumming to summon spirits which then possess the participants.
June 15, 2013
Gluttonous, greedy
June 14, 2013
banana bird
A small bird with a bright yellow underbelly. The wings and back are black with small white markings.
June 13, 2013
fish cake
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
June 12, 2013
carailla
Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English, has many other local names.
It is a...
June 11, 2013
bag juice
Commercially produced drinks or juice packaged in plastic bags.
June 10, 2013
A penis. The external sexual organ of males.
June 09, 2013
A coin worth one and a half pennies used during colonial rule. Also known as the penny ha'penny.
June 08, 2013
sucka bag
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags...
June 07, 2013
suck rock
Small ocean dwelling mollusks that attach themselves firmly to rocks.
June 06, 2013
jackfruit
The tree and fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is related to the breadfruit and breadnut. The tree produces the worlds largest...
June 05, 2013
Tiny reddish-orange ants with stings that cause intense burning sensations.
June 04, 2013
To strike the face with the open palm. The strike is made with an arcing slapping motion as opposed to a punching or jabbing motion.
June 03, 2013
dundus
An albino. A person with a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
June 02, 2013
cassareep
A bitter syrupy condiment made from cassava juice and brown sugar.
June 01, 2013
wax apple
A light coloured cultivar of the Malay apple
May 31, 2013
A sliding dance step performed while following a band during Carnival
May 30, 2013
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...
May 29, 2013
A traditional form of Garifuna Music. It has been infused with electronic instruments, along with turtle shells and drums. Most...
May 28, 2013
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during...
May 27, 2013
A ritual ceremony involving dance and drumming to summon spirits which then possess the participants.
May 26, 2013
To roll dough into a shape with a rolling pin
May 25, 2013
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...
May 24, 2013
maroon
Runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. In...
May 23, 2013
A day walking duppy or spirit
May 22, 2013
monkey apple
Annona purpurea is an edible fruit and medicinal plant in the sweetsop family. The skin is covered with spiky, hook like projections.
May 21, 2013
escovitch
A process of cooking whereby meat (typically fish) is fried, then doused liberally with a pickling sauce made from vinegar, pimento,...
May 20, 2013
One who plays the role of lasher/beater in a game of mumma lashy.
May 19, 2013
tuty
The larval form of the lacewing group of insects. Also known as antlions, they are known primarily for the funnel shaped pits they...
May 18, 2013
chink
Bedbug - parasitic insects that feed on human blood. They are known for their tendency to live in and around bedding, couches, and...
May 17, 2013
Sandals made from car tires.
May 16, 2013
bissy
Kola nut. The dried nuts, particularly in grated form, are highly regarded for its medicinal properties. It is commonly used as an...
May 15, 2013
ball pate
The White Crowned Pigeon. A large black dove with a white head. It is hunted and valued as food.
May 14, 2013
stinkin toe
Hymenaea courbaril (Jatobá or Guapinol or Algarrobo) is a tree and fruit common to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. It is...
May 13, 2013
Folk magic, sorcery, and religious practices derived from Central African and West African origins. The practice is often associated...
May 12, 2013
wagga wagga
Obese or fat
May 11, 2013
To effect a non local accent (Eg. British or American) and speech mannerisms
May 10, 2013
pooparlee
A torpedo, oval, or pear shaped fruit. The fruit bears on a large leafed tree up to 10m tall. When green, it is cooked as if a...
May 09, 2013
One who is naive, easily taken advantage of, or easily defeated.
May 08, 2013
zaboca
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...
May 07, 2013
zr vans
Private owned transportation with license plates that begin with 'ZR'.
May 06, 2013
To move backwards; To reverse
May 05, 2013
hops
Bread that is crusty on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside
May 04, 2013
dasheen
The edible leaves of the taro plant.
May 03, 2013
A sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.
May 02, 2013
aunty katie
The Jamaican Oriole. A species of bird in the Icteridae family. The bird has distinctive black, yellow and white markings. It is...
May 01, 2013
Slightly mentally insane.
April 30, 2013
To effect a non local accent (Eg. British or American) and speech mannerisms
April 29, 2013
tambrin
Tamarind
April 28, 2013
accra
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
April 27, 2013
A mixture of rice and dhal cooked with vegetable to a thick, soup like consistency
April 26, 2013
A large cut or scar across the jawline from ear to mouth, roughly corresponding to where one would hold a telephone during conversation.
April 25, 2013
bolli
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become...
April 24, 2013
yellow jaw
A large venomous member of the pit viper species found in Belize and Central America. Scientific name: Bothrops asper
April 23, 2013
currito
An edible species of armour plated catfish that grows up to 24.0 centimetres in length. Males grow to a larger average and maximum...
April 22, 2013
One who works hard, but gets no reward.
April 21, 2013
capok tree
The silk cotton tree (Ceiba pentandra) is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the...
April 20, 2013
ganja
+ 5
Marijuana; Cannabis
April 19, 2013
turkey berry
A small green, bitter tasting berry. It is sometimes eaten alone after boiling or cooked with saltfish
April 18, 2013
belna
Rolling pin - a cylindrical wooden cooking instrument used to flatten and shape dough.
April 17, 2013
pacay
Inga feuilleei is a legume that produces a podded fruit with a smooth textured, sweet, edible white pulp surrounding the seeds.
April 16, 2013
banga tree
Is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and...
April 15, 2013
picknie
Child or children
April 14, 2013
grosella
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high...
April 13, 2013
A small aquatic snail often found attached to rocks in rivers. They are edible and sometimes used as an ingredient in soups
April 12, 2013
tutti fruiti
A light cake made with white flour and mixed fruits.
April 11, 2013
Gluttonous, greedy
April 10, 2013
vincy
A national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
April 09, 2013
boat tail
A grackle found throughout the greater antilles as well as smaller, nearby islands. Like all quiscalus grackles, it is a rather...
April 08, 2013
widara
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
April 07, 2013
The propensity to greedily eat anything, without discrimination or regard for the source or origin of the food, the present location,...
April 06, 2013
A condiment made from fruit (often mango), vinegar, peppers, salt and mustard oil
April 05, 2013
fruit a pain
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...
April 04, 2013
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
April 03, 2013
quenepa
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...
April 02, 2013
To beat someone with the broad side of a cutlass
April 01, 2013
pitirre
The loggerhead kingbird is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, the...
March 31, 2013
Automatic transmission
March 30, 2013
To swerve in and out of traffic on a motorcycle or bicycle
March 29, 2013
Miserly; Holding back when one is distributing some thing; Distributing less than one could or should.
March 28, 2013
Gluttonous, greedy
March 27, 2013
sinkle bible
Aloe vera. Often used for medicinal purposes or as a washout.
March 26, 2013
A meal made by slow cooking seasoned cornmeal. The meal is stirred or turned as it is cooked.
March 25, 2013
kitibu
A firefly; A beetle that produces a blinking yellow, orange, or red light via bioluminescence.
March 24, 2013
batimamselle
A dragonfly.
March 23, 2013
dog blood
The berries and tree of Rivina humulis. The small shrub produces small, blood red berries.
March 22, 2013
deadas
Meat - animal flesh
March 21, 2013
A carnival. A large party or celebration.
March 20, 2013
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
March 19, 2013
zanana
Pineapple - a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, named for resemblance to the pine cone.
March 18, 2013
A musical instrument used to produce a bass sound. It is used in scratch bands, and commonly made from automobile exhaust pipes.
March 17, 2013
The ability to predict future outcomes, particularly unfavourable future outcomes.
March 16, 2013
all fours
An English tavern trick-taking card game that was popular as a gambling game until the end of the 19th century. Each player is dealt...
March 15, 2013
A children's game played with shells. The shells are thrown into the air and hit with the chest.
March 14, 2013
cucubano
A firefly; A beetle that produces a blinking yellow, orange, or red light via bioluminescence.
March 13, 2013
Clothing sent from abroad by emigrant
March 12, 2013
bolli dish
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become...
March 11, 2013
tippi tambo
Calathea allouia, also known as leren, is a plant in the arrowroot family, native to Central America. Leren is grown as a minor root...
March 10, 2013
biandas
Any starchy agricultural product used as food. Examples include, but are not limited to, yams, potatoes, bananas, cassava, pumpkins,...
March 09, 2013
Proper upbringing or home training
March 08, 2013
barrel pickny
A child whose primary means of support are money and items shipped from parents working overseas.
March 07, 2013
primrose
A yellow fruit with crisp flesh and a large hollow cavity containing a single seed. The fruit has a strong fragrance reminiscent of...
March 06, 2013
A traditional style of folk music performed using a handsaw and various instruments including the accordion and drums.
March 05, 2013
lappe
A paca, a small rodent.
March 04, 2013
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...
March 03, 2013
abeng
A trumpet like instrument made from an animal's horn. It was traditionally used as a Maroon communication and ceremonial tool. It was...
March 02, 2013
tambrin ball
Sweets made by rolling balls of tamarind flesh with sugar and/or spices such as pepper and salt.
March 01, 2013
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...
February 28, 2013
Dizzy or disoriented
February 27, 2013
paper flower
Bougainvillea - A large, climbing shrub that is used as a hedge, potted plant or can be trained to climb other trees or trellis to...
February 25, 2013
yoyo
A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally...
February 24, 2013
nayga
A negro - a person with African ancestry. Most Caribbean people of African descent can trace their heritage to slaves brought by the...
February 23, 2013
doog doog
Small plastic bottle, like a clorox bottle, usually used for carrying water
February 22, 2013
To taunt by sticking out one's tongue.
February 21, 2013
bubbub
A dried coconut
February 20, 2013
Bitter cassava used to make bread after the poisonous juices have been squeezed out.
February 19, 2013
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...
February 18, 2013
turpial
A "New World Oriole" that is the National Bird of Venezuela. It is a large bird with bright yellow, black and white markings.
February 17, 2013
god horse
The praying mantis
February 16, 2013
peewah
Fruit of the Bactris gasipaes which is a species of palm native to the tropical forests of South and Central America. The fruit is a...
February 15, 2013
gutu
Parrotfish
February 14, 2013
dougla
Person of mixed African and East Indian ancestry
February 13, 2013
guana
The Iguana - A large herbivorous lizard native to the Caribbean and Central America.
February 12, 2013
A mythical short man who lives in the bush. He is thumbless and has backwards pointing feet.
February 11, 2013
pomerac
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
February 10, 2013
doctor bird
The Red-billed Streamertail; A species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica and is that country's...
February 08, 2013
+ 8
To dance in a sexually explicit or suggestive manner
February 07, 2013
bachac
The leafcutter ant; They get their name from the way they cut leaves from trees, which they then haul back to their nest. They do not...
February 06, 2013
zapote
Round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and...
February 05, 2013
yeye wata
Tears
February 04, 2013
busco
An edible species of armour plated catfish that grows up to 24.0 centimetres in length. Males grow to a larger average and maximum...
February 03, 2013
con ki
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made with flour, sugar, and some or all of the following in any combination: cassava,...
February 02, 2013
An expression used to wish good fortune and a good trip on departing travelers
February 01, 2013
Smelling strongly of body odour
January 31, 2013
xaymaca
The original Arawak or Taino name for Jamaica
January 30, 2013
A scarf used to cover the head.
January 28, 2013
big skin
Obese or fat
January 27, 2013
bananaquit
A small bird with a bright yellow underbelly. The wings and back are black with small white markings.
January 26, 2013
A traditional style of folk music performed using a handsaw and various instruments including the accordion and drums.
January 25, 2013
sweet bread
A light cake made with white flour and mixed fruits.
January 24, 2013
jack spania
Wasp
January 23, 2013
malaba
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
January 22, 2013
jankro
Turkey vulture or black vulture. A large carrion feeding bird of prey with a turkey-like bald red or black head.
January 21, 2013
The traditional style of Kriol house with the living quarters built at least 8 or 10 ft off the ground on posts. This construction...
January 20, 2013
accompong
A historical maroon village, located in the hills of St. Elizabeth Parish in Jamaica, consolidated by a treaty in 1739. It is located...
January 19, 2013
To purchase something on credit. To buy with the intention to pay later on the strength of trust.
January 18, 2013
Tassa is a form of kettle drum, presumably of Persian derivation that was brought to the Caribbean by indentured Indian workers durin...
January 16, 2013
cascadoo
An edible species of armour plated catfish that grows up to 24.0 centimetres in length. Males grow to a larger average and maximum...
January 15, 2013
keskidee
Pitangus sulphuratus - The large tyrant flycatcher - a bird with a distinctive yellow, black and white markings. The head is black...
January 14, 2013
Loud, vulgar, obnoxious, or uncultured
January 12, 2013
Grandfather, on father's side
January 11, 2013
tie leaf
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made with flour, sugar, and some or all of the following in any combination: cassava,...
January 10, 2013
akara
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
January 08, 2013
tie
To trap or bind another in a romantic relationship using obeah or other occult means.
January 07, 2013
coco plum
Fruit of the Chrysobalanus icaco,which is a shrub or bushy tree, rarely 10 metres tall. In late summer it bears fruit in clusters,...
January 06, 2013
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...
January 03, 2013
A common character in Ananci stories
January 02, 2013
ah dog
A Trini 20 dollar bill
December 31, 2012
To punch
December 30, 2012
agama
Lizard
December 29, 2012
yardy
A Jamaican. A native of the island nation of Jamaica.
December 28, 2012
titi apple
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may...
December 27, 2012
forty leg
Centipede; Any of a wide set of many legged arthropods. They are venomous, and their bites may have effects ranging from mild...
December 26, 2012
johnkunnu
A street parade of African Origin that links music, dance, symbols and mime-style plays.
November 09, 2012
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...