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  • Definitions starting with P: pudding-wife
    Entry: [cf. OED idem Platyglossus radiatus "also called pudding-fish" 1734→; cf. also Gul. pudi a wide, flat, scaleless saltwater fish having a spotted tail and resembling the ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pull
    Entry: [OED, to lower or depress in health] v. (of illnesses) to cause to lose weight: Sickness is pulling her down (White). (Gen.) —adj. drawn, weak, gaunt (used in predicate posi­tion): ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pull-and-haul-back
    Entry: [from its prickles, which catch the passerby] n. a spiny tree (sp?). cf. PULL-BACK (White) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pull it
    Entry: [cf. colloq. pull it off carry out success­fully] v. phr. to cope (with a situation): I don't like the hospital. And I pull it that week. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: punu-kunuku
    Entry: /pùnu-kunúwku/ [cf. DJE bunu­nunus, putu, tutu terms of endearment] n. mean­ing uncertain, probably a term of endearment: Go, my punu-kunuku (song from a folk tale). ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pussy-mouth
    Entry: [cf. OED pussy cat; cf. MOUTH mouth and chin] n. a receding chin. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: licorice vine, liquorice vine
    Entry: /likrish, likwish, likrid/ n. 1. [Car. idem DJE] a vine, Abrus precatorius, having red seeds with black spots. = BEAD VINE, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, MACKABEE, RED-EYE SUZY, ...

  • Definitions starting with L: light up
    Entry: [cf. W3 lit up drunk slang] adj. intoxicated: He light right up (Exuma). ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lignum aloes
    Entry: [OED idem, aloes (wood)] n. a shrub (sp?): 1731 The wood is of a very dark brown color . . in smell and appearance re­sembling ...

  • Definitions starting with P: put
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. Sp. poner idem] v. absolute: to place: 1966 I doesn't put a sing if it doesn't require it (Crowley 138). (Black) ◊ Bahamian put requires no expression ...

  • Definitions starting with L: line off
    Entry: v. phr. I. [cf. US dial. South line out idem WES; cf. also Scots liner-out one who prefers the reading of a psalm line by ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wife
    Entry: /wayf (Gen.); weyf (Cat)/ [cf. Sra. wefi, Krio wef (Alleyne 40), Cam. wεf CCD, all 'wife': Car. an overseer's mistress DJE; cf. also US dial. South wife ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wild cane
    Entry: [W Car, different sp.; from its resemb­lance to sugar cane] n. a plant, Lasiacis divari­cata: 1920 (Britton 25). = CANE GRASS cf. SMALL CANE (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wild ginger
    Entry: [Car. idem (Costus spicatus) DJE] n. a plant: 1889 Wild ginger. . .Costus sp? (Gardner 353). Purple orchid tubers (Bletia purpurea) wild made into tea are ...

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