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  • Definitions starting with B: bush: go in the bush
    Entry: (Gen.); go to bush (Andros) [cf. Cam. go bush idem CCD] v.phr. to defecate. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush bath
    Entry: /bush baht/ [Car.; cf. BUSH 4] n. a hot bath in infusions made from medicinal herbs. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush doctor
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BUSH 4 ; cf. also Haitian dòtkè fey idem HCEFD ] n. 1. a practitioner of herbal remedies. = BUSH MAN (Gen.) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush man
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. BUSH 4] n. 1. an herbalist. 2. an OBEAH MAN. = BUSH DOCTOR (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush medicine
    Entry: [Car. cf. BUSH 4] n. herbal remedies; obeah charms: 1966 (Otterbeim 60). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush-runner
    Entry: [cf. BUSH 1 and DAE bushwhacker take to the bush] n. a person living in an otherwise uninhabited area. (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bush Medicine
    Entry: Modern DOCTOR MEDICINE was traditionally often difficult to obtain on the more remote Bahamian islands, and it was often prohibitively costly even for those living ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush tea
    Entry:  [Car.; SA idem; cf. BUSH 4] n. an infusion made from wild herbs, usually medicinal: 1888 What they call bush tea is their sovereign remedy ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bushy beard grass
    Entry: [from appearance] n. a coarse grass, Andropogon glomeratus: 1920 (Britton 14). = BED GRASS (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bus(t)-eye
    Entry: /bos ay/ [cf. Krio bos yay idem KED] n. a bruised or black eye. = BROWN EYE (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: butterfly flower
    Entry: [cf. DJE butterfly tree (Bauhina sp.) "from the resemblance of their bi-lobed leaves to the half-spread wings of a butterfly"] n. a tree, Bauhinia sp., ...

  • Definitions starting with B: butter for fat
    Entry: [cf. Krio bota-fo-lad tit for tat KED] phr. like for like: 1925 Tick for tack, butter for fat; You kill my dog, I'll kill your ...

  • Definitions starting with B: butt up
    Entry: [hypercorrection of BUCK UP] v.phr. to encounter: 1918 You goin' to butt up again' a lot o' trouble (Parsons 34). ...

  • Definitions starting with E: ear-ache
    Entry: [from use in folk medicine] n. a small white crab (sp?): You catch it, broke the fins, and drip the water in your ears to ...

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