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seed

n. 1. [W Car.; cf. Haitian grenn bwa idem HCEFD] fruit: 1976 In this [almond] seed is a kernel (Eneas 12). (Black)

2. [Car.; cf. Haitian grenn (Stewart p.c.) and Réunion Cr. Fr. grèn idem; also Fr. dial. grain (Chaudenson 1974:779); cf. OED seed semen (now rare)] testicles. (Gen.)

3. [from appearance as small, black ball against skin; cf. Haitian grenn idem (cf. Fr. graine seed) TDKF; cheve grenn kinky hair HCEFD ; also pwav (Gaujean p.c.); and Réunion Cr. Fr. sévé gre pwav cheveux tres crépus (en grains de poivre) (Chaudenson 1974:21); cf. Ibo umpolu ose (lit, pepper seed) a tight curl of hair (Okolo p.c.)] a small, tight curl of (Negroid) hair. cf. SEEDY (Black)

Tags: anatomy, food, fruit, hair, noun, sexuality

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Last update: 2011-08-08 23:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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