Definitions starting with B

ID #1521

booboo (2)

[cf. Gul. bubu any insect (usually one whose sting is poisonous); cf. Fula mbubu a fly, Kongo mbu mosquito, Fon  mbutu insect (Turner 1949:191)] n. 1. the housefly. (San Sal., Andros)

2. the fruitfly. = BOOMBA FLY, BUMBLE FLY (Adelaide)

3. a long, black stinging insect (sp?). (Crooked)

4. any flying insect that annoys: Anything that's fly around your house is a booboo (Nassau).

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 11:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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