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suck suck
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags to seal them, and freezing. They are normally consumed by sucking a small hole bitten in one corner of the bag.
food
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Barbados
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
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 to a pale whitish-green as the fruit ripens. The sweet flesh is white or very pale yellow, and has a custard-like texture. Hard , shiny brownish black seeds are spread throughout the insides.
food
plant
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Barbados
Bahamas
Belize
Jamaica
St. Vincent
surasee
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
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Belize
Grenada
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
sweat rice
A ritually prepared meal of rice intended to trap (tie) a man in a romantic relationship. Women prepare the meal by cooking rice and squatting over the steaming pot allowing the mix of condensation and bodily juices to "sweat" into the rice.
food
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Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
sweet bread
A light cake made with white flour and mixed fruits.
food
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St. Vincent
sweet food
Food that is given to spouse or lover to permanently keep them in the relationship.
folklore
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Jamaica
St. Vincent
tear batty
To perform an obscene, insulting gesture by turning one's back to the insultee, and exaggeratedly pushing the rear end out while spreading the buttocks with both hands. Lesser versions may omit the buttock spreading with the hands, while superior versions may involve lifting the skirt or dropping the pants. The gesture is most commonly performed by women and girls.
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Barbados
Belize
Guyana
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
ting
Thing
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Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
toolum
A hard, chewy, dark brown candy made from sugar, coconuts and ginger.
food
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Barbados
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
tree
Three. (3)
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St. Vincent
tri tri
The West Indian Whitebait: Tiny fish that congregate in huge swarms in rivers, or at the mouth of rivers.
animal
food
St. Vincent
tritri cakes
Similar to saltfish cakes, the tri tri fish is found at the mouth of the river (eg. Layou river) sheets are spread out and as the dawn breaks, and the sun throws its first light on the sea, one could see the squirming fish, like thick soup, glistening in the water. The beach becomes a hub of excitment as people appear out of nowhere," De tri-tri come," with buckets, anything that can be filled. It is taken to market where it is sold by the scoop.
Dominica
Jamaica
St. Vincent
tump
To punch
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Grenada
St. Vincent
tuty
The larval form of the lacewing group of insects. Also known as antlions, they are known primarily for the funnel shaped pits they make in dry soft dirt to trap ants.
animal
St. Vincent
um
An object pronoun meaning him, her or it. For example "Tell um nah fuhe own " meaning "Tell him it is not his".
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
vex
Vexed. Angry or upset with rage
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St. Vincent
vincy
A national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
person
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
wax apple
A light coloured cultivar of the Malay apple
food
fruit
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Antigua & Barbuda
Anguilla
Barbados
Bahamas
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
Cayman Islands
St. Lucia
Turks & Caicos
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
British Virgin Isles.
US Virgin Islands
wine
A dance, particularly one that involves gyrations of the waist, hips and buttocks.
Belize
Jamaica
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
yah
Here
Belize
Jamaica
St. Vincent
yasso
Here
Antigua & Barbuda
Dominica
Grenada
Haiti
St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
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 seed.
food
fruit
plant
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