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  • Definitions starting with M: marigold
    Entry: [cf. Car. marigold (Wedelia sp.) DJE; from resemblance of its yellow flowers to those of the Brit., US genus Calendula] n. 1. a plant, Wedelia ...

  • Definitions starting with M: market fish
    Entry: See MARGARET. 1498. margaret ...

  • Definitions starting with M: Marriage and Courtship
    Entry: The formalities of old-fashioned COURTENING have largely been replaced by a more casual approach. Instead of sitting with a girl in the HALL or PIAZZA ...

  • Definitions starting with M: massa grass catch fire
    Entry: [cf. FIRE-BURNT] phr. said when a quarrel or fight starts. (gum Cay, San Sal.)   ...

  • Definitions starting with W: walk sloppy
    Entry: phr. (of women) to swing the hips provocatively when walking. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: war wife
    Entry: n. an Englishwoman, often with children, evacuated to the Bahamas for safety during World War II (Dupuch p.c.). cf. VACKY 1371. vacky ...

  • Definitions starting with W: was
    Entry: INV Car.; cf. US dial. "I wasn't done it" ADD; from was in past progressive, but influenced semantically by African preverbal markers of anteri-or (see ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wash-off
    Entry: [US dial. South, a bath ADD.] n. a bath with a wash cloth without a tub or shower: Catch a wash-off (Eleu.) cf. CAT WASH, ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah bush
    Entry: [from use as an antidote to obeah; cf. similar use of garlic in Europe] n. a plant, Petereria alliacea: 1920 (Britton 135). 1978 Obeah bush. ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah man
    Entry: [Car.; cf. OBEAH ] n. a practitioner of witchcraft: 1888 "Obeah-men". . are a species of African magicians, who, for a trifling consider-ation, will bewitch your ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah People
    Entry: [from purportedly widespread practice of OBEAH there] n. nickname for people from Cat Island. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah snake
    Entry: [cf. OBEAH witchcraft] n. 1. any snake put under a magic spell to guard property against intruders and thieves: 1936 I-Jun peepul is sump'n cud ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah trap
    Entry: [cf. OBEAH witchcraft] n. a magic charm said to protect property by causing intruders to come to harm: 1936 I out in d' yard Tursday tyin' ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah woman
    Entry: [Car.; cf. OBEAH] n. a witch; a female practitioner of obeah: 1978 Some people said she was an obeah woman (Smith 24), (Black) ...

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