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Hopping John

[cf. US dial. South idem "rice and cowpeas cooked together, usually with a piece of bacon or a hambone. ..probably from pois a pigeon" WSC; cf. Haitian pois pigeon (FaMe 1974:352)] n. a Bahamian dish made of green lima beans, salt pork, rice, tomatoes, and seasonings (Higgs 1978:51). 1950 Hopping John- the native dish of pigeon peas and rice (McCutcheon 325). (Inagua, White)

Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-23 17:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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