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  • Definitions starting with B: black bastard buttonwood
    Entry: [cf. BASTARD BUTTON-WOOD] n. a tree, Laguncularia racemosa. (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black bee
    Entry: (San Sal., Mayag.); black bug (Andros) n. the palm weevil, Rhynchophorus cruentatus, a black stinging insect which bores into the heart of the coconut palm. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black crab
    Entry: [DJE different sp.] n. a land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis, considered a delicacy: 1925 Black crab live in the land (Finlay 297). 1973 A basket of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black daw, black dawl
    Entry: /blak doh(l)/ (San Sal.); black dolly /blak dóhli/ (Andros, Nassau) [cf. jack daw + doll(y)] n. a bird, the smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani): 1960 Black ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black iron
    Entry: n. a flat iron for pressing clothes, heated over a fire: 1977  Black irons, heated by an open fire, . . . were used for ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Black Maria
    Entry: [DAE, DES prison van, DAS a hearse] n. 1. a hand ambulance used on police cases before the day of motor ambulances: 1936 Ma say ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black sisal
    Entry: /blak sáysal/ n. a dark variety of sisal, Agave sp. (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: black wasp
    Entry: /blak was/ [W Car.] n. a black stinging insect (sp?): Black wasp, that's a big wasp have black wings—we's call it the poison wasp, too ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blessing
    Entry:  n. 1. [OED, prospering influence of God] a very brief shower of rain. (Andros, San Sal.) 2. [OED, euphemism for a curse] a scolding (ironic): ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blood berry
    Entry: [W3, DJE different sp.] n. a tree, Guapira obtusa, with juicy red berries: 1977 (Patterson 86). = BEEFWOOD (Andros, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bloomers
    Entry: [W3 "after Mrs. Amelia Bloomer (died 1894) Am. pioneer in social reform who advocated such clothing ... a costume for women introduced about 1850 . ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blue hole
    Entry:   n. 1. [Belize idem (Escure 1980:7)] a deep, usually round hole in the ocean floor: 1905 Submarine ocean holes, or "blue holes" shown by an ...

  • Definitions starting with B: blue rainbow
    Entry: (San Sal.); blue rimba (Berry); blue rimpa (Andros); blue wimbo (Cat) [cf. GILLEM-BOW] n. a fish, Iridio bivittatus; it is the mature SLIPPERY DICK and ...

  • Definitions starting with B: boa(r), bow
    Entry: /bow/ [cf. Gul. boar coon (Rhame 1933:41); cf. OED boar male swine, transferred to obs. boar cat, boar dog, etc. for male of species] n., ...

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