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  • Definitions starting with C: currency
    Entry: [cf. Bajan currency shilling (Collymore); OED currency the local shillings and pence, of less value than sterling money, formerly used in various British colonies (including America)] n. a former ...

  • Definitions starting with D: driver
    Entry: [from slave driver] n. 1. Obs. [Car.] a slave driver: 1800. A Negro man who has for many years been a driver on a Cotton ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Great Bahama
    Entry: [cf. OED Great prefixed to names to distinguish them from places having identical names with the prefix Little; cf. Great Exuma etc.] n., Obs. the ...

  • Definitions starting with G: guinea corn
    Entry: [OED idem, but cf. DAE a variety of maize, because it was introduced from the Guinea coast of Africa or "because speckled like a guinea-fowl"] n. a ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jinjy
    Entry: /jinji/ [cf. CHIN-CHIN idem] n. a bird, the banana quit (Coereba flaveola). = BAHAMA SPARROW, BANANA BIRD 1, CHEE CHEE, etc., YELLOW BREAST (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: Lucaya(s), Lucayo(es)
    Entry: [cf. LUCAYAN and current Sp. Islas Lucayas and Fr. Lucayes the Bahamas] n. Obs. 1. former name of the Bahamas: 1601 They dressed a ship to cross ...

  • Definitions starting with T: this
    Entry: /dis/, that /dat/; these /diyz/, those /dowz/ [Car.; US Black (Holm 1978)] demonstrative adj. used with proper place names: 1940 dese Bahama I-luns (Dupuch 36). ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Sambo, sambo (2)
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. W Car. sambo, Afro-Indian from Sp., Port. zambo idem, possibly from Kongo nzambu ...

  • Definitions starting with S: snake skin
    Entry: [from appearance] n. a style of plaiting straw: 1981 Plait designs may include peas-and-rice, snake skin, and Bahama mama (Nassau Guardian, July 1). ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tongue of the ocean
    Entry:  [cf. OCEAN] n. a deep-sea channel between Great Bahama Bank and the Exuma Cays. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: seven-year apple
    Entry: [OED idem "supposed to require seven years to ripen"] n. a shrub, Guenipa clusiaefolia, with small, apple-like fruit: 1731 I know not for what reason ...

  • Definitions starting with S: small-bush land
    Entry: [from merger of bush shrub and BUSH forest; from the low growth] n. scrubland: 1905 The Bahama Marl or scrubland, sometimes known also as "small ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Spanish
    Entry: [Car.; from lighter-skinned Spanish-speakers being considered RED] adj. of a color from red to tan to gold (in compound words). Spanish calalu [DJE idem] n. pokeweed, Phytolacca ...

  • 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 ...

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