The Caribbean Dictionary

Word of the Day

February 07, 2016
Nutmeg - the tree and fruit of Myristica fragrans. The evergreen tree is culinarily and economically important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and mace.
November 30, 2015


The island nation of Barbados
November 03, 2015
Nickname for Dominica
November 02, 2015
The Vodun Festival of the Dead, marked on November 2nd anually.
November 01, 2015
Antiguan beer
old joe
October 12, 2015
The brown pelican (Pelecanus o. occidentalis).
October 11, 2015
An inexpensive rubber slipper
October 10, 2015
A large hamper/basket carried by donkeys and mules.
October 09, 2015
A sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.
September 21, 2015
How Belizeans pronounce "Belize".
miss lou
September 07, 2015
Louise Bennet Coverley or Miss Lou, OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 - 26 July 2006), was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator. Writing and performing her poems in what was known as Jamaican Patois or Creole, she was instrumental in...
September 01, 2015
Any incident or time marked by drama, scandal, confusion or conflict.
August 31, 2015
A Trinidadian. A native of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
August 30, 2015
A tabletop, desktop, or benchtop game approximating football using a small coin as the ball and larger coins as the players. The playing surface is marked like a football field with goals, centerlines and penalty positions.The object of the...
August 29, 2015
Dried, powdered milk
August 28, 2015
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 of the group takes all the money that has been paid (their share). This practice has been traced back to...
August 26, 2015
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 the lychee and have tight, thin but rigid skins. Inside the skin is the tart, tangy, or sweet pulp of the...
August 25, 2015
A mythical half woman, half goat being used to scare children into behaving themselves.
August 24, 2015
To wear clothing for ordinary everyday house or yard use and activity - as opposed to for special occasions, work, or church.
August 23, 2015
Somersault, flip or cartwheel
August 22, 2015
Nonsense; Foolishness.
congo pepper
August 21, 2015
A variety of chili pepper similar to the habanero.
August 20, 2015
Bored and restless. On the hunt for something productive or entertaining to do.
coconut cake
August 19, 2015
A sweet treat made from diced coconuts, sugar and spices. The mixture is boiled until thick enough to set and harden when cool, then spoonfuls are dropped onto banana leaves or other flat surfaces.
August 18, 2015
A one-pot mixture of peas and rice, cooked with meat
dosti roti
August 17, 2015
A roti where two layers are rolled out together and cooked on the tawah. It is rubbed with oil while cooking. The layers are then separated making two thin rotis. This can be done with more layers.
August 16, 2015
Aunt - a person who is the sister or sister-in-law of a parent.
five finger
August 15, 2015
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 good source of vitamin C.
August 14, 2015
Crying accompanied by loud wailing or sobs.
August 13, 2015
A desert made from flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon nutmeg, and vanilla flavor.