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  • Definitions starting with D: dup, duppy
    Entry: n. [Car.; cf. Bube dupe ghost DJE] a ghost: 1918 B'o' Devil come dere dat day, call(ed) one-foot dup (Parsons 142). When we pass the ...

  • Definitions starting with D: duppy needle
    Entry: [DJE ideal] n. a plant, Bidens pilosa, used medicinally. = SEARCHING NEEDLE, SHEPHERD NEEDLE (Andros, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gale bird
    Entry: [probably from gale windstorm, but cf. OED gale (of a bird) to utter its peculiar note obs.→1520] n. 1. the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica: 1977 (Patterson 118). ...

  • Definitions starting with G: galley
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. OED, a ship's cooking range] a wooden box filled with sand on which a fire for cooking is made (usually on a boat): ...

  • Definitions starting with G: galloping vine
    Entry: [from its speed in spreading] n. a vine (sp?) resembling LOVE VINE which spreads over shrubs. (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: garden egg
    Entry: n. 1. [DJE, KEG idem] the eggplant or aubergine, Solanum melongena. = EGG FRUIT 1 (Eleu.) 2. [from its appearance] a small, whitish egg-shaped fruit, Lucuma nervosa: 1978 ...

  • Definitions starting with G: garden punk
    Entry: [cf. OED garden a jocular substitute for common or ordinary (slang)+ PUNK] n. a male homosexual. (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gaulin crab
    Entry: (Exuma, Eleu.); gauliny (Andros) [cf. GAULIN, a heron which eats these crabs] n. a small crab (sp?). cf. PAMMY GAULINY ...

  • Definitions starting with G: generation
    Entry: n. 1. [OED idem obs. .→1704] descen­dants: 1966 (Otterbein 129). Since the Bahamian dialect was our forefathers' language, I think that we should keep it and hand ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Georgie bundle
    Entry: n. 1. [also Bajan, Vir., Gul. (Roy 1977:73) and Trin. (Winer); etym?] luggage, be­longings; one's possessions wrapped in a cloth and carried on a stick when ...

  • Definitions starting with G: German wasp
    Entry: [etym?] n. a large wasp (sp?): Ger­man was' is big and blue and it have a bad sting (Andros). = SAILOR WASP (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: get
    Entry: v. 1. [W Car.; also NYC dial.; cf. OED get to acquire (wealth) absolute] to receive (absolute): Don't worry 'bout that-people will get (Nassau). (Black) 2.   [Car.; cf. OED, ...

  • Definitions starting with G: get
    Entry: Other idioms with get in its common meanings include: get behind somebody to do something [Car.; cf. keep after somebody to do something and BEHIND after; cf. also Twi ...

  • Definitions starting with G: glove bush
    Entry: [etym?] n. a shrub (sp?), used to make a bitter medicinal infusion. = LIMBERTING (Andros) ...

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