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  • Definitions starting with B: beefwood
    Entry: [OED, DJE different sp., from the reddish color] n. a tree, variously identified: 1889 Casuarina equisetifolia ... beefwood (Gardner 404). 1977 Guapira obtusa (Patterson 87). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beeg
    Entry: /biyg/ [cf. Jam. "/ii/ can replace /i/: /iin/ in, /hiiich/ itch" DJE:xlv; perhaps a survival of 17th century Eng. or due to African influence] adj. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: been, bin
    Entry: /bin/ [Atlantic; form derived from Brit. dial. South been and marking past EDD, but its semantic and syntactic source probably African preverbal anterior markers, e.g. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: been-a
    Entry: [Car.; from BEEN 1 + A1]  preverbal marker of anterior progressive, Obs? 1918 You see what I bin a-do? (Parsons 19) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: been an'
    Entry: [Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:96); cf. BEEN] preverbal marker of anterior time: 1966 He been an eat the three pumpkins (Crowley 61). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beggar-man
    Entry: [OED, combination found in King Lear 1605] n. at a Baptist church CONCERT, a man appointed to cajole and collect individual donations from the congregation, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: behind
    Entry: prep. 1. [also Jam. (U. May p.c.)] after, such as another word in a sentence: I don't understand the word come behind "seem" (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: belly
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Krio gεt bεlε', Peti-nègue gãyé labõt, Guine Port. Cr. teŋ bariigə, all lit. have belly, i.e. be pregnant (Hancock 1971:658); a calque on ...

  • Definitions starting with B: belly-ache plant
    Entry: [from its use as a remedy] n. a plant, Aloe vera: 1978 Aloe vera . . . brought to south Florida by early settlers from ...

  • Definitions starting with B: belly-swell
    Entry: [Car.] n, a swelling of the belly from malnutrition: Them children over there with they belly swell look like all they got in it is ...

  • Definitions starting with B: belly-woman
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BELLY 1] n. a pregnant woman. (Mayag.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: below
    Entry: See RICE BELOW. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Benson line
    Entry: [cf. Plimsoll line load-line markings on a cargo ship W3] n. (in playing marbles) the line behind which one must stand when throwing marbles into ...

  • Definitions starting with B: be on
    Entry: [cf. W Car. de pan idem] v. phr, to be engaged in an activity: 1966 The man been one day on that [trying to catch ...

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