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  • Definitions starting with P: peg
    Entry: [W Car.; OED idem, same quot.] n. a prong fastened to a harpoon: 1731 Turtle are most commonly taken at the Bahama Islands. . .by ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pen-a-ma-dick
    Entry: See PITY-MA-DICK. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pen-and-ink
    Entry: [from the ink-like juice of its black berries.] n. a plant, Scaevola plumieri. = BLACK SOAP, INK BERRY (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pepper berry
    Entry: [OED no sp. given] n. a tree, Petitia domingensis, with red berries. = FOWL BERRY, BASTARD STOPPER (Adelaide) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pepted
    Entry: (etym?] adj. in a dilemma: I know you pepted (Nassau). cf. LOCK (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: peter
    Entry: [etym. uncertain, but possibly an avoidance term for cooter turtle; see COOT] n. a fresh-water turtle, Chrysemys felis: 1978 Modern-day Cat Islanders. . are fond ...

  • Definitions starting with P: peter-ma-dick
    Entry: See PITY-MA-DICK. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: phthisic
    Entry: See TISSICK. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pick
    Entry: n. [US Black pick a comb used by Black people for natural and Afro hair styles (Claerbaut); cf. Brit. dial. pick hay-fork OED] a short ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pick (2)
    Entry: v. 1. [cf. OED pick (of a bird) to peck; (of an insect) to puncture obs. →6451 to bite; to peck: 1918 Mr. Fowl, if ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pick (3)
    Entry: v. 1. [Car.; Brit. dial. Mid idem EDD; US dial, to gather (eggs) ADD] to gather, collect: pick shells; cf. PICK UP¹); (Mayag., Inagua) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pickaninny, pickin, pickny
    Entry: [Atlantic; OED, W3 pickaninny Negro child, SA piccanin idem; from Port. pequenino very little (one), from pequeno little + -ino (diminutive suffix)] n. 1. baby ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pickcheely
    Entry: (Nassau); pickereely (Andros); pickery (San Sal.) [DJE petchary, Haitian pipirit HCEFD and Car. Sp, pitirre idem; from its call "pecheery", perhaps influenced by PICKER 2 ...

  • Definitions starting with P: picker
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. OED pick over select the best from a group] a scavenger; a person who rummages through refuse for useful articles. (Nassau) 2. [W ...

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