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  • Definitions starting with E: Eboe light-wood
    Entry: [DJE idem "at one time used for torches"; cf. US dial. South lightwood very resinous pine or other wood ADD] n. a tree, Erythroxylon brevipes: ...

  • Definitions starting with E: eddy
    Entry: /édi/ [Car. édo; OED eddoes. . .eddy-root; DJE "cf. Fante edwó(w) yam, ndwo(w) root" also Nupe èdu wild yam sp. DNL, Igbo ede (Xanthosoma sagittifolium)1ED; ...

  • Definitions starting with E: edge-hog
    Entry: /ej hohg/ (Gen.); H-hog /eych hohg/ (San Sal.) [cf. DJE hedgehog fish /eyjag, eychag/] n. the porcupine fish, Diodon hystrix: 1731 Fish frequenting the Bahama ...

  • Definitions starting with E: edge of the ocean
    Entry: [cf. OCEAN deep sea] n. the drop-off dividing shallow water from the deep ocean. cf. SOUNDING (Andros, White) ...

  • Definitions starting with E: edging
    Entry: n. a style of plaiting STRAW1 (Wyannie Malone Museum display). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil dance
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. US Black devil dancing dancing as an expression of animal spirits vs. holy dancing WSC; probably an old term: cf. Brit. dial. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil('s) plum
    Entry: n. a plant, Solanum havanense, with berries said to be poisonous: (Shattuck 263). = OLD MAN'S PLUM ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil('s) potato (root)
    Entry: n. a vine, Echites umbellata or E. echites, with spongy tubers used for laundry starch: 1910 (Northrop 175). = DANISH, RUBBER VINE, WILD POTATO ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil('s) pumpkin
    Entry: n. a kind of passion flower, Passiflora cupraea: 1920 (Britton 289). = WILD WATERMELON ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil umbrella
    Entry: [cf. MCC devil cup idem; cf. LA Fr. paresol djab, Pap. parasol di diabo, CA Sp. paragüitas del diablo, all 'mushroom' (Thompson 1958)] n. mushroom = ...

  • Definitions starting with D: Dickens potato
    Entry: [possibly related to digging; cf. WHAT THE DIGGIN'S] n. a reddish-orange variety of sweet potato. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dicky
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. DHS dick membrum virile + -y (diminutive suffix)] penis (word used by older children).   2. [etym] a variety of squirrelfish, Epinephelus punctatus. CONEY ...

  • Definitions starting with D: did, di
    Entry: [Car.; from did as auxiliary verb converging with African anterior marker(s) of similar form, e.g. Yoruba ti (Rowlands 1969a:169) which, like Bah. did and Haitian ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dig your mouth
    Entry: [cf. PICK YOUR MOUTH idem] phr.  to extract information by engaging a person in conversation. ...

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