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  • Definitions starting with S: sperit bean
    Entry: (Andros, Exuma); sperit peas (Crooked) [cf. OED duppy peas (Crotolaria sp.)] n. a plant (sp?) with five-inch pods containing white beans. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: spider web
    Entry: [from appearance] 1. a plant, the SPIDER LILY. (Andros, Adelaide) 2. a style of plaiting STRAW¹ (Wyannie Malone Museum). (White, Cat, Long) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: spinach
    Entry: [DJE, Amarantus sp.; W3, Spinacia oleracea] n. a trailing plant (sp?) with edible leaves different from that common in the U.S. (Andros, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Sponging
    Entry: Catching sponges for export was a major industry in the Bahamas until the 1930's. Many varieties of these marine animals were found on the shallow banks of ...

  • Definitions starting with S: square
    Entry: [from shape but cf. also Haitian karo 2.5 acres (cf. Fr. carreau square) TDKF] n. a plot of land cleared for farming: I gon plant ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stanch, stench
    Entry: [cf. OED stanch, Scots stench that which stops or allays obs. → 1790; stanch, staunch to stop the flow of (water); to restrain (lawbreakers)] v. 1. to ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stand
    Entry: v. 1. [Atlantic; cf. OED with force of copula in stand godfather, stand alone, etc.; cf. Brit. dial. North stand (of circumstances) to be EDD] to be (a ...

  • Definitions starting with S: step-people
    Entry: [extension of OED prefix step- related by marriage of a parent] n. those to whom one is related by the later marriage of one parent. (Andros, ...

  • Definitions starting with S: still yet
    Entry: [pleonastic] adv. still: My brother, he in the Church of God and still yet he ain' come to we church (Andros). ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stinger
    Entry: [from its stinging tail] n. a fish (sp?) resembling the stingray but with a shorter tail: 1782 Breams, ten-pounders, stingers (Bruce 46). (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stinking weed, stinking wood
    Entry: [DJE idem, cf. Scots stinking weed ragwort CSD] n. a plant, Cassia occidentalis, with an unpleasant odor: 1835 Stinking weed (Journal 45). 1889 Stinking-wood (Gardner 376). = STINKING PEA ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stoop low
    Entry: [cf. OED stoop to descend to something unworthy] v. phr. 1. to betray a confidence. (Black) 2. to humiliate a person by making known the good ...

  • Definitions starting with S: strike
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, to hit with a missile, now somewhat rare] v. to harpoon (a fish): 1731 Turtle are most commonly taken at the Bahama islands ... by ...

  • Definitions starting with S: study
    Entry: adj. [W Car.; cf. Brit. dial. West idem EDD] steady; sturdy: 1918 I can keep my head study (Parsons 104). (Black) –adv. [Car.; U.S. Black idem (Baugh 1980); ...

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