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  • Definitions starting with B: bat
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. Irel. bat moth EDD] n. a large, dark moth of the family Noctuidae: When one of them bat come in the house, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bathe your skin
    Entry: /beyd yu skin/ [Car.; cf. SKIN as quasi reflexive] v. phr. to take a bath or shower: 1918 My ol' fader . . carry him ...

  • Definitions starting with B: batter
    Entry: n. [cf. BATTER (UP)] a board used to batten up windows before a hurricane: the batters or shutters. (Nassau, San Sal.) -- v. especially in the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: batty-hole
    Entry: [Belize idem (Dayley 1979); from BATTY + hole] n. anus. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay arrangia
    Entry: /bey aréynja/ [from BAY GERINA by metathesis?] n. a vine (sp?) with small leaves. cf. BAY GERANIUM (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay bean
    Entry: bay bean n. a plant, Canavalia bahamensis, which grows on the seashore and bears reddish-brown beans: 1885 The bay bean . . . is, it ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bead vine
    Entry: [from the use of the seeds as beads] n. a plant, Abrus precatorius, with poisonous oval green seeds which become red with a black spot ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay geranium
    Entry:  bay gerina /bey jaríyna/ (Black); bay gerinia (Exuma) n. a seashore vine, Ambrosia hispida: 1920 (Britton 432). = BAY TANSY, SOAP BUSH, WILD GERANIUM ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay hop
    Entry: [from resemblance to hops; by folk etym. from hop v. since children use the vine as a skipping rope] n. a seashore vine, Ipomea pes-caprae: ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay marigold
    Entry: n. a seashore plant, Borrichia arborescens, with yellow flowers: 1920 (Britton 450). = SEA BUSH (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay plum
    Entry: n. a seashore shrub bearing black fruit, probably the COCO PLUM, Chrysobalanus icaco (San Sal.). (Black) ◊ Gardner (1889:389) identifies bay plum as the guava, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay rush
    Entry: n. a seashore plant, Zamia angustifolia or Z. pumila: 1889 Bay rush . . . pith furnishes starch fit for food and for laundry purposes, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay string
    Entry: [cf. STRING] n. a strip of bay grass (Eragrostis sp.) used to tie together conch, fish, etc. for sale. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay tansy
    Entry: (Black); bay tanjy (Exuma) [cf. US tansy different sp. W3] n. a seashore vine, Ambrosia hispida: 1920 (Britton 432). = BAY GERANIUM, SOAP BUSH, WILD ...

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