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  • Definitions starting with A: a (2)
    Entry: copula /a/ [W Car. from Proto-Creole copula da or na; cf. Twi na idem (Alleyne 1980:89)] equates two noun phrases. Rare: No, Booky, dat a ...

  • Definitions starting with A: a (3)
    Entry: indefinite article  1. [Car.; OED, indefinite article; before a vowel-sound an] before vowel sounds: 1918 A apple (Parsons 12). 1936 Havin' mo' fun dan a ...

  • Definitions starting with A: a (1)
    Entry: preverbal progressive marker. Also spelled are. /a/ [Car.; from the covergence of an African preverbal marker (e.g. Ewe a habitual marker WES) and arch. Engl. ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Abraham bush
    Entry: /éybram bush/ [etym?] n. 1. a shrub, Xylophylla epiplzyllanthus: 1920 (Britton 220). = HARD HEAD 3, (Gen.) 2. SWORD BUSH [cf. ABRAHAM CASSAVA] a shrub ...

  • Definitions starting with A: acara (2)
    Entry: /akára/ (Adelaide); acara-cara /akàrakará/ (Inagua) [cf. use of okra in ACARA1 (Williams 1976:49 quot.) and also Krio akarakuru (from Yoruba 'cake eaten by warriors on ...

  • Definitions starting with A: advices
    Entry: [count noun from mass n.] n. pl. pieces of advice. cf. BAGGAGES, FURNITURES (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: African Words
    Entry: It is now clear that a great deal more African culture survived in the New World than had been believed until very recently. Along with ...

  • Definitions starting with A: agree
    Entry: See GREE. ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Agriculture
    Entry: The plantation system of the Caribbean proper and the American South was never successful in the Bahamas because of the thin soil and uncertain rainfall. ...

  • Definitions starting with A: American pear
    Entry: [from US origin] n. the northern pear, Pyrus communis, as opposed to the avocado pear. = BARTLETT PEAR, FALSE PEAR (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: agua
    Entry: /ágwa/ [Sp., water] n. water (generally known on southern islands and used when speaking to Cubans). (Inagua, Mayag.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: apple
    Entry: [by shortening] n. I. pineapple: 1885 The apples, as they always call the pines here (Brassey 342). (San Sal.) 2. the SUGAR APPLE or JAMAICA ...

  • Definitions starting with A: alawis
    Entry: See ALOES. ...

  • Definitions starting with A: all right
    Entry: /oh ray/ [Car.; cf. OEDS II, used to indicate approval; colloq.] phr. 1. a salutation said in passing or parting: "Good afternoon, Miss Mabel!" "All ...

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