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  • Definitions starting with A: Abaco
    Entry:   /ábakow/ [probably Lucayan, but cf. also Spanish ábaco abacus and Twi abako shea-tree (Turner 1949:43)] n. a major island of the Bahamas: 1500 Habacoa (Craton ...

  • 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: Beagle
    Entry: n. nickname for a native of Cherokee Sound, Abaco. (White) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bibby
    Entry: /bíbi/, beeby /bíybi/ [US Black idem (A. Patur p.c.); cf. BOOBOO 4] n. 1. mucus in the corner of the eye: 1918 The cat came ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blackie
    Entry: [from color] n. a stinging insect (sp?) resembling an ant. (Abaco) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: boots
    Entry: [Belize idem (Dayley 1979); from pl.] n. sing. and pl. boot: I meet one boots lying on the floor. cf. SHOES, SLIPPERS, SOCKS, GLOVES (Abaco, ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dan-dan
    Entry: [Car.; DJE "prob. fr. dandy by iteration of first syllable, but cf. Yoruba dãdã good, beautiful"] n. a child's dress. (Abaco) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bramble
    Entry:  [W Car.; N. Irel. dial. idem EDD] n. 1. dry twigs: They part the field off with bramble—this part will be mines and the next ...

  • Definitions starting with E: ears, hears, years
    Entry: [Atlantic; these forms have different sources: year ear was used in standard English until the 16th century (OED) and is still current in US dial. ...

  • Definitions starting with M: main: the main, the mainland
    Entry: [cf. OED main elliptical for mainland, arch.; the Main (from Spanish Main) is still used in MCC for Central America and in Trio, for South ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hole-in-the-wall
    Entry: [W3, a small and insignificant place; the name of a settlement on Abaco] n. a style of plaiting STRAW1, leaving openings (Wyannie Malone Museum display). ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hongry
    Entry: /hóhnggri/ [cf. US Blak "Hungry is to be just hungry; hongry is to be famished" (Johnson 1972: 143); also US dial. South WEA; evidently from ...

  • Definitions starting with I: in
    Entry: prep. [note that the early form na (cf. IN-A) was a general locative prep. corresponding to 'in, on, onto, at' etc. (Hancock p.c.)] 1. [Trin. ...

  • Definitions starting with V: vanilla
    Entry: n. 1. [OED, W3 different sp.] a shrub, Eupatorium odoratum, whose seeds smell like vanilla: 1920 (Britton 439). (Exuma) 2. [cf. MANELLA idem] a plant, ...

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