The Caribbean Dictionary

1 definition
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 seed.
food, fruit, plant
mavis May 08, 2013
zaboca has been word of the day at least two times now.
admin May 09, 2013
Sometimes the word of the day is chosen automatically.
xavier Nov 16, 2013
i hate zabocas
jarad Nov 16, 2013
i agree with u xavier
jj Apr 13, 2014
is zabocas African or Spanish i'm confused
Rampo: Oct 27, 2014
Did you know that in addition to avacado, zaboca is also called alligator pear.
Michelle Oct 20, 2015
Jj. Zaboca is Haitian Creole
samuel Dec 07, 2015
i know somebody who eat 12 zaboca in a day is name is ms g he so fat
jedson Apr 29, 2016
jedson rozamplet is a haitian boy he eat 54 zaboca in a day
Jovial Sep 04, 2016
Love love love it... How can you possibly hate avocados Don't get it
Jah Mar 02, 2017
Wi Jamaicans luv " peer " or " aligata peer "!!!
French Guiana Jun 02, 2017
Zaboca is Antillean French Creole
Rossi Sep 19, 2017
Nah. All yuh is missin out zaboca is d best so good Yankee does chop up hand fuh taste!
TS Oct 01, 2017
NS Nov 04, 2017
You all who doh like zaboca maybe doh eat it with the right things or the right way.
JVS Sep 30, 2018
In French it is Les Avocats but with the liaison and the silent trailing consonant, it is pronounced like "lezavoca" which becomes "zaboca". (Note the reference to Haitian and French Antillean Creole)
Rog Nov 30, 2018
Zaboca is most likely patois.
Julie Jul 18, 2019
I am 15 and I am gonna continue using this instead of avocado just to keep it alive
Jay Aug 20, 2019
Zaboca is the best
MING Aug 28, 2019
Zaboca is the indigenous name of the fruit
Pearl Oct 25, 2019
I just want to say I love in Europe and I want to tell our people stop giving away our great food recipes and our culture to Europeans. They take it and make money and then what do you have. It is bad enough your POLITICIAN SELL US OUT, we the people can save our culture ...Black people stop it on all levels.. our children need to know how rich our culture is.❤️❤️
Barbara Dec 06, 2019
Enjoying Zaboca on toast for breakfast
Emelia Apr 09, 2020
Never was a fan of Zaboca until I tried it with bacon love it
Irv Jul 14, 2020
Zaboca my grandfather used to call a certain type of avocado Zaboca it is well chewey and sticky really yellow so so lovely every time i eat a lovely one like that i flash back to when i was a kid in Grenada i would climb the tree and feel for the ripe ones yummy i so love them
Willot Romnus Jul 23, 2020
Yes, zaboka is a Creole word used mostly in the French-Speaking Caribbean island. It's derived from "les avocats" in French. Linguistically, in some romance languages, specially Spanish, people used the letters "V" and "B" interchangeably. That's why "zavoka" has turned into *zaboka* in Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Dominica, St. Lucia, Seychelles, etc.
Trinidad and Tobago Nov 10, 2020
Tony Feb 06, 2021
Nothing tastes like a Haitian zaboca...
Zaboca Feb 17, 2021
Love me some Zaboca and some bread yummy!!
Christine May 01, 2021
Zaboca!!! So good with bread. With cornmeal. By itself 😍
Bobby Sep 15, 2021
this Trinidadian fruit is touted for its healthy fats and different vitamins and minerals.
Maur Oct 14, 2021
Zaboca eat good wid all kinda ting boil egg it go good wid . Love Zaboca
Nizam Ali Jun 15, 2022
Avocados also known in the Caribbean here are called Zabocas but I think the word is weird to me don't you think
Tom Dec 05, 2022
Are avocadoes native to Haiti? how about mangoes? I think both, like breadfruit, were introduced. I lived in Verrettes for 23 years. Agrinome.
Shana Mar 31, 2023
Zaboca is one of the healthiest way to store good fat. I love me some Zaboca lool
David Nov 03, 2023
Grenadians got this word from the French. We were colonized by France before England came and took over.