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  • 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 B: basket hoop
    Entry: [cf. Jam, basket hook a vine DJE and Bah. HOOK hoop] n. a plant, Croton lucidus: 1889 (Gardner 405). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bastard pigeon plum
    Entry: n. a tree, Coccoloba swartzii, with small black fruit resembling pigeon plums: 1977 (Patterson 43). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay hop
    Entry: [from resemblance to hops; by folk etym. from hop v. since children use the vine as a skipping rope] n. a seashore vine, Ipomea pes-caprae: ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beat (2)
    Entry: v. to strike, in the following phrases: beat around the bush [cf. US idiom and BUSH forest] phr. to live a hand-to-mouth existence with no ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bill vine
    Entry: n. a vine, Cissus intermedia. cf. BULL VINE (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black soap
    Entry: n. a plant, Scaevola plumierii, with black berries: 1920 (Britton 429). = INK BERRY, PEN-AND-INK (Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: boa(r), bow
    Entry: /bow/ [cf. Gul. boar coon (Rhame 1933:41); cf. OED boar male swine, transferred to obs. boar cat, boar dog, etc. for male of species] n., ...

  • Definitions starting with B: boar grass
    Entry: (Mayag.); bull grass (Eleu., Adelaide) [cf. DAE bull grass a variety of pasture grass, Paspalum undulatum] n. a kind of tall, broad-bladed grass (sp?) used ...

  • Definitions starting with B: briar root
    Entry: [W3 "The root of various plants (as. Rhododendron and Smilax app.) used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes"] n. a plant (sp?) used medicinally: Bush ...

  • Definitions starting with B: broad-leaved wild pineapple
    Entry: [from the resemblance of the leaves to those of the pineapple] n., Obs. the cactuslike pinguin, Bromelia pinguin, related to the pineapple: 1835 (Journal 88). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bump
    Entry: v. [W3 bump breast] to begin to develop breasts: She bumpin'. (Black) bump up phr. I. (of peanuts and potatoes) to develop tubers. (Andros) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush
    Entry: n. 1. [Atlantic; OED "(Recent, and probably a direct adoptation of the Dutch bosch in colonies originally Dutch) applied to the uncleared or untilled districts in the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush fence
    Entry: [W Car.] n. a row of prickly plants to separate fields. (Gen.) ...

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