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  • Definitions starting with A: alligator apple
    Entry: [W. Car.; etym? but see quot.] n. a tree, annona palustris, and its fruit: 1889 Alligator apple . . . unpalatable to man, liked by ...

  • Definitions starting with A: alligator pear
    Entry: [from Sp. aguacate avocado + PEAR from shape] n. the avocado: 1889 Alligator pear (Persea gratissima) (Gardner 403). = AVOGADO, PEAR (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: almond
    Entry: /áhman/ [Trin. (Winer p.c.); OED different sp.] n. a tree, Terminalia catappa, or its fruit: 1827 The almond ... [is] common here (Culmer 32). 1936 ...

  • Definitions starting with A: aloes, alawis, hallavis
    Entry: /álawis, álavis, hálavis; áluz; álowz/ [cf. W3 aloes /álawiy; álow(z), álaz/] n. a plant, Aloe vera, whose succulent, spike-like leaves are used medicinally: Ya know ...

  • Definitions starting with A: along of
    Entry: prep. 1. [OED idem. arch. and dial. South; also US dial. ADD] because of: 1929 They were ready to assure me that I need have ...

  • Definitions starting with A: along with
    Entry: [cf. ALONG OF 2 and Pan-Creole merger of prep., with and conj. and, e.g. Pap. ku, Sra. nanga (cognate of along of), and Haitian ak; ...

  • Definitions starting with A: amaze
    Entry: See MAKE A MAZE. ...

  • Definitions starting with A: amber jack
    Entry: [Car.; cf. almaco jack, Seriola rivoliana] n. a fish, Seriola dumerili: 1972 (Chaplin 20). = OCEAN JACK (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: American rake
    Entry: [probably from US origin of many manufactured goods, but cf. Brit. dial. West American rake machine for raking hay EDD] n. a factory-made rake as ...

  • Definitions starting with A: American roach
    Entry: n. 1. (from color] an albino cockroach (not unusual) (San Sal.) 2. [from size] the small one-inch cockroach (Blattella gernzanica) as opposed to the three-inch ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ammonia
    Entry:  n. pneumonia: Take off them wet clothes fore you catch ammonia (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: and them
    Entry: /an dem/ [Car.; cf. AND THOSE] phr. and associates: They forever talking bout the gov'ment corrupt and the ministers and them doing all the damage ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Andros
    Entry:   /ándrows, ándras/ [cf. quot., also the Greek island Andros] n. the largest island of the Bahamas. Its earliest names include Isla Santa (1501 Cantino map), ...

  • Definitions starting with A: annum
    Entry: /ánam/ [cf. ON of, and colloq. 'ern them] prep. phr. of them: It was two annum (Eleu.). ...

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