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  • Definitions starting with B: branched calalu
    Entry: [DJE idem 1] n. 1. Obs? a plant, Solanum nodiflorum, night shade: 1889 Branched calalu . . . used by Obia men as a narcotic ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brass: I brass
    Entry: [etym?] phr. (in playing KNUCKS HOLE with marbles) the announcement made after going from the first to the third hole and back again for the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brassly
    Entry: See BASSLY. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brazen
    Entry: [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.); OED, shame-less] adj. (of girls) sexually precocious; promiscuous: These little girls too brazen—stead of doing the housework, they in the road ...

  • Definitions starting with B: braziletto
    Entry: See BRASSLITER. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bread biscuit
    Entry: [cf. Sra. bredeboeskoetoe biscuit from bread WST; US dial. South bread biscuit ADD, Black biscuit bread (Dillard 1977:103); perhaps to distinguish US biscuit (Brit. scone) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: break (1), bruck
    Entry: v.t. [cf. BROKE] to cook (dried peas or beans) until soft or split. (Black) —v.i. (of dried peas or beans) to become soft or split: ...

  • Definitions starting with B: break (2)
    Entry: adj. [cf. Gul. brek idem (Parsons 1923: 176); OED to become bankrupt ... now less usual; cf. also BROKE break—and a possible hypercorrection of the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bren
    Entry: (Black); bren-law (Eleu) [cf. Krio bran-lÉ” idem KED; from brother-in-(law), but connotation that of Sp, cuñado or MCC waika] term of address or reference 1. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bret
    Entry: See BREATH. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: briar tree
    Entry: n. shrub(s), variously identified: 1905 Calliandra haematoma (Shattuck 254). 1910 Terminalia spinosa (Northrop 171). 1977 Bucida spinosa (Patterson 19). cf. PRICKLY TREE (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brickly top
    Entry: [cf. DAE brickley thatch brittle thatch or silver-top palmetto, Thrinax argentea; cf. US dial. South brickly brittle ADD] n. a variety of palm used in ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bright-bright
    Entry: [cf. BRIGHT] adj. (of persons) having a very light brown complexion: Now my sister, she bright-bright (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brittle thatch
    Entry: [DAE idem 1884 →] n. the silver-top palmetto, Thrinax argentea: 1788 Among the indigenous palms [are] Great Thatch and Brittle Thatch Palmetto, the leaves of ...

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