A kind of deep red flower originally from Africa, also known as the blood lily
A combination dresser and wardrobe, with drawers and space to hang clothes
A term used for a person of mixed African-American and European descent. In Louisiana at this time, the term referred to people of black and, specifically, Cajun French heritage.
A type of yam grown in the American tropics
A crane used to lift heavy weights or hold machinery
In the Cajun dialect of the characters, “favor” means “resemble” when used as a verb.
A spice made from sassafras leaves, often used to make gumbo
As one of the last steps in pecan farming, the people in the quarter grind pecans for packaging and sale
A spiced Cajun soup, made with meat and rice
The Cajun word for godmother
The Cajun word for godfather
A modified version of football, played with a ball made of rags
The characters' way of pronouncing "roasting ears" of corn, which Jefferson asks Miss Emma to bring him.
The French and Cajun word for aunt
An assistant guard at the jail
A slang term that means "confused"
Jefferson's way of pronouncing the word "human"