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  • Definitions starting with A: Angola
    Entry: [from the name of the area in Africa; from ki-Mbundu ngola a tribal name, via Port. (Alvarez Nazario 1974:254); cf. GULLAH ] n., Obs. a ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back street, back road, back corner
    Entry: [cf. US back street a street lying in a back area or running behind the main buildings in a town; back road a road, esp. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama
    Entry: n. 1. [see BAHAMAS] Obs. the former name of Grand Bahama: 1786 Bahama, from which the rest of these islands take their name, is seated ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama bamboo
    Entry: [from the resemblance of its tall flowering spine to bamboo; cf. BAMBOO POLE idem] n., Obs. a variety of cactus, Agave rigida: 1835 hemp manufactured ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama boa
    Entry: n. a constrictor snake, Elaplze sp.: 1972 The harmless Bahama boa ... sometimes reaches six or seven feet in length (Durrell 71). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama coney
    Entry: [cf. OED cony rabbit, akin to Sp. conejo, now largely obs.; note 1555 quot.: "Connies whiche they caule Vtias"] n., obs. the hutia (Geocapromys ingrahami), ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama ham, Bahamian ham
    Entry: n. 1. [see quot.] the bonefish: 1888 The bonefish, nicknamed the Bahama ham on account of a supposed resemblance in flavour (Powles 279). (Exuma) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama money, Bahama currency
    Entry: n., Obs. a system of pounds and pence used in the 18th and 19th centuries, worth roughly half the value of sterling: 1788 A Spanish ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahamas
    Entry: [see the usage note] n. the Bahama Islands (considered to lie outside the West Indies by most Bahamians): 1976 The way of life in America, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama sparrow
    Entry: n., Obs. a bird, possibly the gray and yellow Bahama honeycreeper, Coereba flaveola: 1731 Bahama sparrow. . . about the size of a Canary Bird. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama white-wood bark
    Entry: n. the wild cinnamon tree, Canella winterana: 1889 (Gardner 365). 1978 Small tree. . . cinnamon-like odour. . . known locally as Bahama white-wood bark ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bamboo
    Entry: (Andros, Long); bamboo mast, bamboo raft (Andros); bamboo pole (Inagua); bamboo sisal (San Sal., Mayag.); bamboo tree (Adelaide) [from the resemblance of its tall flowering ...

  • Definitions starting with B: banana bird
    Entry: [W Car, different sp.] n. 1. a bird, the banana quit or honeyereeper (Coereba flaveola): 1880 Banana bird. . . Bahama Honey Creeper (Cory 76). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bit (1)
    Entry: [ Car.; from physically cutting Spanish dollars into 8 bits or pieces of eight; bit is used with various equivalents, e.g. 8 cents (Guyana), 10 ...

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