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  • Definitions starting with C: Conch
    Entry: /kohngk/ [from conch, the large sea snail (Strombus sp.) eaten by Bahamians; cf. OED Conch "a local nickname for the lower class of inhabitants of the ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Conch
    Entry: Conchs are very abundant in the warm seas around the Bahamas. They are gastropods with foot-long shells resembling those of snails, and they have always been one of ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch-breaker
    Entry: (White); conch-chopper (San Sal., Mayag,) n. a tool for chipping the end off a conch shell to extract the flesh: 1977 (Albury 15).  ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch bubby
    Entry: [cf. CONCH + BOBBY breast, from shape; cf. DUG] n. the soft, black protrusions on the body of a conch: Boy, conch (tubby ugly—it so black and slimey ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch-eye
    Entry: n. the conch's operculum, the horny cover sealing the shell when the foot is retracted. = CAP, (CONCH) HORN, HELMET, SPUR (White) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch fish
    Entry: [from its living inside the shell with the conch] n. a fish, Astrapogon stellatus: 1978 The three-inch conchfish. . is not a parasite; it only ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch jack
    Entry: [from its preference for conch as bait] n. a variety of blue jackfish, Caranx sp., which often follows sharks. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conch-killer
    Entry: [etym?] n. a grayish-white shellfish: Conch-killer. . .zigzag shaped (Andros). ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conk
    Entry: [cf. US Black conk pomade for the hair (Major); DAS conk (of Negroes) to apply a mix­ture containing lye to the hair in order to ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conky, conchy, conchi
    Entry: /kóhngki/ n. 1. Obs? [cf. CONCH + -y (diminutive)] a white or near-white Bahamian: 1929 Conchies ... (half-breed white people in Nassau) (Defries 116). cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: conky-bine
    Entry: [cf. Car. concubine lover (man or woman) DJE; Gul. conkywine idem (Gonzales 1922: 293); cf. OED concubine as applied to a woman, quot. → 1815, ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Cooking
    Entry: Traditionally, Bahamian methods of cooking were determined not only by the raw material available (see FISHING, CONCH, AGRICULTURE), but also by the means available to prepare it ...

  • Definitions starting with C: courage conch
    Entry: [cf. COURAGE; it is a Bahamian folk belief that eating conch increases sexual potency and desire] n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.). = LAMB CONCH ...

  • Definitions starting with C: crack(ed) conch
    Entry: [etym. uncertain, but cf. cracker meal] n. deep-fried conch: 1978 Cracked conch . .heat... roll in cracker meal. Fry until golden. Serve with lime, hot sauce, ...

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