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  • Definitions starting with G: Greenleaf
    Entry: n. the name of a folk-tale character, the beautiful daughter of the king whose hand in marriage is offered as a prize in various contests: ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grind
    Entry:  /grayn/ [Atlantic; also US Black (Folb); 1811 DVT idem] v. (of men) to fornicate (a term considered vulgar): Wine 'em, dine 'em, and' grine 'em (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: ground dove
    Entry: [Car.; OED 1792→; from its habit of feeding on the ground] n. a small dove, Columbigallina passerina: 1731 (Catesby 26). 1910 Called "Ground Dove" and ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tear-coat
    Entry: [from the damage done by its thorns] n. a shrub: 1977 Securinega acidoron (Patterson 19); Pithecellobium unguiscati or P. bahamense (ibid 109). cf. RAM"S HORN ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tease-tease
    Entry: [Car.; from tease by reduplication to suggest repetition, an African feature as in Mandinka kée-kee keep on doing, from ke do (Rowlands 1969b:157)] v. to ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grouper
    Entry: /grúwpa/ [Atlantic; from Port. garoupa, fish of this kind, probably of Cariban origin DJE; cf. Galibi croupy, fish sp. W3] n. any large food fish of the ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grub
    Entry: [OED, to dig; to rummage; to search in an undignified manner] v.t. to catch with the hands: We go in the mangra and grub fish. ..out da ...

  • Definitions starting with G: guana
    Entry: [Car.; aphetized form of Sp. iguana from Arawakan ioána (Taylor 1977:21)] n. the iguana, a large lizard: 1 73 1 The Guana (Lacertus indicus) (Catesby II 64). ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Guanahani
    Entry: [from Lucayan] n. an earlier name for San Salvador, a major Bahamian island: 1635 Guanahami, ó S. Salvador (Atlas Novus). 1962 The island at which the Spaniards landed ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gumma
    Entry: [cf. US colloq. gimme. Scots gimma give me] v. phr. 1. give me: Gumma someting sweet (Cat). (Black) 2. give her. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jack Brush
    Entry: [cf. JACK (FISH)] n. a variety of squirrel-fish, Holocentrus sp. = POP-EYE JOHN, BIG-EYE JOHN (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack dawl
    Entry: [cf. OED jack daw small crow sp.; perhaps influenced by doll] n. a black bird, probably the smooth-billed ani, Crotophaga ani, cf. CROW (Andros, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack fish
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Sra. djakki idem DJE] n. Usually shortened to jack. a common food fish, Caranx hippos: 1782 grupers, jacks (Bruce 46). 1905 Caranx crysos ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jack Spaniard
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. DJE, type of fowl or chicken with few feathers; those which it has are reddish, whence the name) the Greater Antillean bullfinch, Loxigilla violacea: ...

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