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agama
Any of various species of large lizards
animal
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Suriname
aksi
To ask
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Guyana
Jamaica
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
ananci
A lead character in folk tales. He is depicted as a trickster and cultural hero. He is based largely on the spider gods of African lore, particularly that of the Ashanti tribe.
person
folklore
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Antigua & Barbuda
Suriname
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 two colours. Inside is a purple and white milky flesh that exhibits a distinct star pattern. The fruit is sweet and eaten raw
food
plant
fruit
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Suriname
asema
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 is able to to take off her skin and put it back on.
folklore
Suriname
backra
A white person from the Netherlands
10 comments
Suriname
boeah nona
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
Suriname
boeler
A homosexual man.
derogatory
Suriname
brong brong
Burnt rice or other food found at the bottom of the pot
Suriname
doekoe
Money
money
Suriname
fawaka
A popular greeting which means: How are you!
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Suriname
fayarass
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 is able to to take off her skin and put it back on.
folklore
Suriname
goedoe pa
A black analogue to Santa Claus who, along with his servants delivers gifts to children across the country on December 6th. They place the gifts and poems next to the children's shoes.
Suriname
goudblad boom
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 two colours. Inside is a purple and white milky flesh that exhibits a distinct star pattern. The fruit is sweet and eaten raw
food
plant
fruit
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Suriname
granaki apra
Pomegranate. Botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26 ft) tall
fruit
food
Suriname
kanoe
Gun
Suriname
koba
The tree and fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is related to the breadfruit and breadnut. The tree produces the worlds largest tree borne fruit - up to 80lbs and 3 feet long. Much of the fruit is starchy and fibrous. However, the seeds are surrounded by a sweet, pleasant tasting flesh. The seeds themselves are also edible after roasting or boiling.
food
fruit
plant
Suriname
kousenband
Green Beans, also known as String Beans, are the unripe fruits of any kind of bean, especially the common bean.
Suriname
kusuwé
The fruit and plant of Bixa orellana, commonly known as anatto. It is important for its seeds which are used to produce spices, and bright red/orange food colourings and dyes.
plant
food
Suriname
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 size than females and, during the reproductive season, develop fat deposits in the pectoral fin and an elongated recurved pectoral spine that often assumes a reddish colour.
animal
food
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Jamaica
Suriname
maroon
Runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. In some countries such as Jamaica, they are known for their fierce military resistance to the colonial powers.
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Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
Suriname
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
mumu
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
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Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
obeah
Folk magic, sorcery, and religious practices derived from Central and West African origins. The practice is often associated with evil or black magic, but also used for luck, healing and love.
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Suriname
patty
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
food
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Suriname
sapatia
Round, oblate, ovaloid, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and has a sandpaper like texture. Typically, the fruit does not ripen until it is picked or falls off the tree. When ripe, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. The flesh may be yellow, reddish brown, or dark brown with smooth or grainy textures. While some fruits may be seedless, they typically contain 3 - 10 hard black seeds in the center. The fruit is considered to be very delicious and is highly desired. The sap or gum from the tree is also a source of 'chicle' the original ingredient used to make chewing gum.
food
fruit
plant
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Suriname
skietie
Sperm. Semen. Ejaculate.
sexual
Suriname
sneki wiwiri
Mexican Coriander. Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae used for seasoning and marinating food.
plant
food
2 comments
Suriname
sopropo
Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English, has many other local names. It is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit. Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit.
Suriname
sowtoe
Money.
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Suriname
sterappel
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 two colours. Inside is a purple and white milky flesh that exhibits a distinct star pattern. The fruit is sweet and eaten raw
food
plant
fruit