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  • Definitions starting with B: bird grass
    Entry: (Andros, Grand Bah.); bird prickle (Andros) [US different sp. W3; probably from bur + hypercorrection, but cf. quot.] n. 1.a grass with burs, Cenchrus echinatus.= ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bird prickle
    Entry: See BIRD GRASS. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: birth-place
    Entry: [cf. BIRTH afterbirth] n. where one's afterbirth is buried, often the mother's yard; 1966 (Otterbein 63, 64). Tha's you birth-place, way that bury (Acklins). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitch
    Entry: intj. [probably from a phrase such as "Take that, you bitch!"] said when one person hits another, much like Sp. olé or Fr, touché, especially ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitch-blow
    Entry: [cf. BITCH intj.] n. a heavy blow: You suppose to give him one bitch-blow then (Nassau). It take one bitch-blow from dat man dere to ...

  • Definitions starting with B: biting ants
    Entry: [W. Car.; cf. ANTS] n. 1. a small black ant (sp?) which bites fiercely: You can't go barefeet there—i's too much biting ants (Nassau). = ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitter orange
    Entry: /bíta oríynj/ n. the Seville orange, Citrus bigaradia: 1889 Bitter orange. . . used for marmelades, candied orange peel, and bitter tinctures (Gardner 370). = ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitter root, bitter bush
    Entry:  [W3, WE different sp.] n. a plant, Picramnia pentandra, used medicinally: 1920 (Britton 210). = SNAKE ROOT, BITTERWOOD (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitters
    Entry: [OED, bitter medicines generally] n. 1. a particular bush (sp?) whose leaves are boiled by the midwife as a tonic for the mother. (Eleu.) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitters tea
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BITTERS] n. a medicinal infusion: Mama did used to make me drink bitters tea when I catch a check.(Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitter-sweet
    Entry: [OED, W3 different sp.] n. 1. a plant, Duranta repens: 1905 (Shattuck 262). = PIGEON BERRY I (Black) 2. the common lemon. (Long, Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitterwood
    Entry: [OED, W3, DIE different sp.] n. 1. a shrub, Picramnia pentandra: 1905 (Shattuck 206) = BITTER ROOT, SNAKE ROOT 2. a tree, Picrodendron baccatum: 1977 ...

  • 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. ...

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