Definitions for jamaican

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ja•mai•cadʒəˈmeɪ kə(n.)

  1. an island in the West Indies, S of Cuba. 4413 sq. mi. (11,430 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a republic coextensive with this island: formerly a British colony; became independent in 1962; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 2,652,443.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Kingston. 1

Ja•mai′can(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jamaican(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Jamaica

  2. Jamaican(adj)

    of or relating to Jamaica (the island or the country) or to its inhabitants

    "Jamaican rum"; "the Jamaican Prime Minister"

Wiktionary

  1. Jamaican(Noun)

    A person from Jamaica or of Jamaican descent.

  2. Jamaican(Noun)

    The Jamaican creole language.

  3. Jamaican(Noun)

    Jamaican English.

  4. Jamaican(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Jamaica, the Jamaican people or the Jamaican language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jamaican(adj)

    of or pertaining to Jamaica

  2. Jamaican(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Jamaica

Freebase

  1. Jamaican food

    Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and influences from the indigenous people on the island of Jamaica, and the Spanish, British, Africans, Indian and Chinese who have inhabited the island. It is also influenced by the crops introduced into the island from tropical Southeast Asia. Jamaican cuisine includes various dishes from the different cultures brought to the island with the arrival of people from elsewhere. Other dishes are novel or a fusion of techniques and traditions. In addition to ingredients that are native to Jamaica, many foods have been introduced and are now grown locally. A wide variety of seafood, tropical fruits and meats are available. Some Jamaican cuisine dishes are variations on the cuisines and cooking styles brought to the island from elsewhere. These are often modified to incorporate local produce. Others are novel and have developed locally. Popular Jamaican dishes include curry goat, fried dumplings, ackee and saltfish — the national dish of Jamaica — fried plantain, "jerk", steamed cabbage and "rice and peas". Jamaican cuisine has been adapted by African, Indian, British, French, Spanish, Chinese influences. Jamaican patties and various pastries and breads are also popular as well as fruit beverages and Jamaican rum.

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