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  • 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: bay string
    Entry: [cf. STRING] n. a strip of bay grass (Eragrostis sp.) used to tie together conch, fish, etc. for sale. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big sour
    Entry: [cf. SOUR] n. 1. the Seville or sour orange: I's use the big sour for ma conch salad (Nassau). (Black) 2. the grapefruit. cf. LITTLE ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blow-conch
    Entry: /blów kohngk/ n. a conch shell with a small hole in the tip, used as a horn for signaling. = CONCH SHELL (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: broad-lip conch
    Entry: [cf. DJE broadleaf conch a variety of large conch whose shell opens out with a broad, leaflike appendage; cf. also Scots broad-lipped of a hat: ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bruise
    Entry: [OED, to pound, crush; to beat small, grind down] v. 1. to mash corn in a mortar for grits. (Mayag.) 2. to make (meat, conch, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bruiser
    Entry: [cf. BRUISE 2] n. 1. an instrument for making conch tender, usually a foot-long wooden club or a soft-drink bottle. (White) 2. a club for ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bubby
    Entry: /bóbi/ [Atlantic; OED obs. or dial. 1725; cf. also Scots bubbies CSD, W3 bobby, booby idem] n. 1. a woman's breasts (considered vulgar). (Gen.) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dive conch
    Entry: [cf. DIVE (UP), from the downward nodding of the head; cf. LA Fr. plongè Iambi (lit. dive conch) somnoler en oscillant de la ttte (Germain ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hag, higue, hige, huyg
    Entry: /hayg/ [Car. DJE; cf. Guy. ole higue living old woman who sheds skin at night...sucks blood of sleeping children" (Rickford 1976:54); cf. Gul. "A hag ...

  • Definitions starting with H: helmet
    Entry: [from its protective function] n. the operculum, the horny lid of the conch or other gastropods which closes the shell when the foot is retracted. ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lamb conch
    Entry: n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.): 1928 (Curry 107). (Gen) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: horn
    Entry: [cf. OED,  hardened or thickened epidermis, perhaps also from its pointed shape] n. the operculum or horny lid of the conch or other gastropods, which ...

  • Definitions starting with H: horse conch
    Entry: n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.). (Exuma) ...

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