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sperit bread

1. (San Sal.), also sperit hat (Crooked) [cf. SPERIT, but connection uncertain] n. a round loaf of JOHNNY CAKE. = MOON BREAD

2. (Berry), also sperit umbrella (Exuma) [cf. DJE duppy ghost, duppy cup mushroom; possibly from the belief that it serves as food or shelter for SPERITS; cf. E Car. jumbi umbrella, jumbi parasol, or duppy parasol; LA Fr. parasol zombi, parasol djab; Sra. todo-prasoro; Pap. parasol di diabo, di zumbi; Car. Sp. paragüitas, all 'mush-room' (Thompson 1958)] n. mushroom. = DEVIL UMBRELLA

Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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