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Barbados
Barbados
Belize
buss mout
To hit a person in the mouth
Barbados
cafuffle
Totally confused
Barbados
Jamaica
cake soap
Blocks of blue soap used for washing and whitening laundry.
2 comments
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
calabash
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become wood-like when dry. The shell can then be carved and is used to make a variety of items including cups, and bowls and decorative pieces.
plant
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Barbados
Belize
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
callaloo
A thick spicy soup-like dish made with a green leafy vegetable as a main ingredient. The vegetable is usually aramanth or dasheen leaves.
food
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Barbados
caw blen
Expression of surprise equivalent to 'wow'.
profanity
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Barbados
Belize
Grenada
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
cerasee
A variety of bitter melon plant (Momordica charantia). A vine bearing a small bumpy skinned yellow or orange fruit. The leaves are used to make a bitter herbal tea that his regarded for its medicinal and purgative properties
plant
27 comments
Barbados
cheese on
An exclamation euphemistically used in place of "Jesus Christ".
1 comments
Barbados
Jamaica
chink
Bedbug - parasitic insects that feed on human blood. They are known for their tendency to live in and around bedding, couches, and other areas where humans sleep.
animal
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Barbados
choke off
To shut off
Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago
christophene
Chayote. Edible pear shaped green vegetable of the squash family. The vegetable bears on vines and comes in smooth skinned and prickly skinned varieties. It is typically eaten boiled or in soups.
food
6 comments
Barbados
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
US Virgin Islands
coco tea
Hot beverage made from cocoa powder.
food
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Barbados
Guyana
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
coconut jelly
The soft flesh of a young coconut
food
Barbados
collins
Machete. A large flat bladed knife used for agricultural and utilitarian purposes. It is often the weapon of choice for violent encounters.
Barbados
Guyana
con ki
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made from any combination of cassava, coco, sweet potato, or cornmeal along with flour, sugar and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The mixture is traditionally wrapped in leaves (banana or taro) or cloth and then boiled until cooked.
food
3 comments
Barbados
Jamaica
confuffle
Totally confused
Barbados
Guyana
St. Kitts & Nevis
conkie
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made from any combination of cassava, coco, sweet potato, or cornmeal along with flour, sugar and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The mixture is traditionally wrapped in leaves (banana or taro) or cloth and then boiled until cooked.
food
2 comments
Barbados
conkies
A desert similar to payme or dukunu. It is made from mixture of grated pumpkin, sweet potato, cornmeal, flour, and various spices wrapped in banana leaf and steamed on a rack over boiling water.
food
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Barbados
Belize
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
coolie
A person of East Indian ancestry. Most Caribbean people of East Indian descent can trace their roots back to indentured workers imported by the British in the 19th century after the abolition of slavery.
person
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Barbados
cou cou
A meal made by slow cooking seasoned cornmeal. The meal is stirred or turned as it is cooked.
food
1 comments
Barbados
Guyana
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
cowitch
Any of several species of stinging nettle plants. Contact with human skin causes great discomfort.
plant
17 comments
Barbados
crake
An unattractive, or ugly person
Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
crapo
A frog or toad
animal
35 comments
Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago
crapo smoke yuh pipe
You are in trouble
6 comments
Barbados
Crave all, get none at all
Excessive greed puts one in danger of losing everything.
proverb
Barbados
Crow does fly high, but when e come down, de ants does still eat out e eye
When the mighty fall on hard times, they are disrespected by all.
proverb
Barbados
Bermuda
Grenada
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
cuff
To strike
5 comments
Barbados
cuffin
Somersault, flip or cartwheel
Barbados
Bahamas
Grenada
Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
cut ass
A beating
3 comments
Barbados
Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
cut tail
A beating
2 comments