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  • Definitions starting with B: Bush Medicine
    Entry: Modern DOCTOR MEDICINE was traditionally often difficult to obtain on the more remote Bahamian islands, and it was often prohibitively costly even for those living ...

  • Definitions starting with E: eddy
    Entry: /édi/ [Car. édo; OED eddoes. . .eddy-root; DJE "cf. Fante edwó(w) yam, ndwo(w) root" also Nupe èdu wild yam sp. DNL, Igbo ede (Xanthosoma sagittifolium)1ED; ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-head
    Entry: n. 1. a fish, Chriodorus atherinoides: 1905 (Shattuck 300). (Eleu., White) 2. a variety of sponge: 1928 (Curry 66). (Gen.) 3. a medicinal plant: 1889 Phyllanthus angustifolius ...

  • Definitions starting with H: he
    Entry: adj. [W Car.; cf. Scots he a male CSD] (of plants) male: The he row of corn is next to the she row (Exuma). ...

  • Definitions starting with H: horse grass
    Entry: [OED horse often denoting a large, strong, or coarse kind (of plant)] n. a variety of pasture grass, Panicum maximum. = GUINEA GRASS (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: marry
    Entry: [cf. DJE II marrying the blending of rum of different kinds; by analogy] v. to pollinate (plants) by hand: 1977 Pumpkins were pollinated by hand, ...

  • Definitions starting with M: May-flower tree
    Entry: [from its blossoming in May and June] n. the poinciana tree, Poinciana regia. = EMPIRE FLOWERS, SHAKER TREE, TOURIST TREE (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: you, yuh
    Entry: [also W Car., US Black ADD; cf. OED you your obs. →1642 or dial. (rare); derived by regular loss of postvocalic /r/ and lack of ...

  • Definitions starting with N: number eleven
    Entry: DJE idem: "First introduced into this island in June 1782, being among a number of valuable plants taken in a French vessel, bound from the ...

  • Definitions starting with M: milkberry
    Entry: [cf. OED milk a milk-like juice or sap secreted by certain plants + berry] n. a shrub, Bumelia sp., with small black fruit: 1920 Milkberry ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mistletoe
    Entry: [OED, W3, DJE different sp.] n. a plant, Dendropemon sp.: 1910 (Northrop 150). (Exuma, Inagua) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mosquito bush
    Entry: [DJE different sp.] n. a shrub, Cassia biflora, with yellow flowers and brown pods: 1920 (Britton 167). (Inagua, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: plantation
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, an assemblage of growing plants of any kind which have been planted] n, a small field for crops cleared in the scrubland: ...

  • Definitions starting with P: prickle
    Entry: [W3, a small spine or thorn] n. 1. a patch of thorny plants: 1918 Don't put me in the prickle, else I will die (Parsons 15). (Gen.) ...

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