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  • Definitions starting with H: hurricane ham
    Entry: [from curing for use in emergencies] n. dried conch: 1979 Conch. . .called "Hurricane Ham". .because years ago and still today in some of the ...

  • Definitions starting with I: into
    Entry: [Car. "probably overcorrection of iina" DJE; cf. another result of hypercorrection in US dial. South "in.. .commonly used in locutions where into would be preferable" ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: queen conch
    Entry: n. a small conch, Strombus gigas; it has a flat, striped "mouth": 1885 Some years ago the queen-conch (a shell with a delicate pink lining) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: king conch
    Entry: n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.): 1885 The queen conch . . . has gone quite out of favour, and the king conch—which, though ...

  • Definitions starting with W: whilks
    Entry: [Car.; OED whilk variant of whelk] n. sing. or pl. an edible shellfish, Cittarium pica, resemb-ling a small snail: 1782 Their shell-fish are conques. . ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pepper
    Entry: n. [cf. US pepper, condiment made from the plant Piper nigrum W3] chili pepper, of the genus Capsicum; US pepper is always referred to as ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pepper conch
    Entry:  n. 1. [from speckles] the pink conch, Strombus gigas. (Andros) 2. [from taste] a variety of conch, Strombus sp., which tastes peppery. (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pink conch
    Entry: [from the bright pink lip of its shell] n. a variety of conch, Strombus sp.: 1977 Some shells, such as.. .pink conchs (Albury 26). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: porgie conch
    Entry: [etym?] n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.): 1928 The Screw conch. . also the King, Queen, Twist, Porgie, and Lamb (Curry 107). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lime conch
    Entry:  [etym?] n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: Fishing
    Entry: Bahamians have always found the sea more profitable than the land. Shallow waters suitable for small-scale FISHENING can be easily reached from all settlements; even near Nassau there ...

  • Definitions starting with F: flitters
    Entry: [W Car, fried fishcake; cf. US dial, flitter fritter, pancake ADD; from fritters by /I, r/ alter­nation] n. sing. or pl. a large fritter containing chopped conch: ...

  • Definitions starting with F: foo-foo, fou-fou, fufu
    Entry: /fufú/ [Atlantic (Hancock 1969:50) and Car. Sp. (Alvarez Nazario 1974: 272); "cf. Twi e-fúfu a white thing; fufúú the common food, consisting of yam, plantains, cas­sada. . .cut ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch-shell
    Entry: [Car.] n. a conch-shell horn, used as a signal: 1978 These conch shells each have a small hole pierced either at one or both ends of the ...

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