Buried Child

Buried Child Glossary

propagate (verb)

breed specimens of (a plant or animal) by natural processes from the parent stock.

offspring (noun)


swig (noun)

a large draft of drink.

thoroughbred (noun)

of pure breed, especially of a breed of horses originating from English mares and Arab stallions and widely used as racehorses.

bookoo (noun)

A slang term meaning "a lot or plenty of" something. From the French "beaucoup."

bougainvilleas (noun)

an ornamental climbing plant that is widely cultivated in the tropics. The small flowers are surrounded by brightly colored papery bracts that persist on the plant for a long time.

chewing tobacco (noun)

tobacco that is chewed or held in the mouth, typically between the cheek and gums, rather than smoked.

husk (verb)

Remove the dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds.

All-American (proper noun)

an athlete honored as one of the best amateurs in the US.

fullback (noun)

in American football, an offensive player in the backfield.

gardenia (noun)

a tree or shrub of the bedstraw family, with large fragrant white or yellow flowers. Native to warm climates, it is widely cultivated.

hog wallow (noun)

a land surface characterized by numerous low rounded mounds.

bouillon (noun)

a broth made by stewing meat, fish, or vegetables in water.

putrid (adjective)

decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell.

Norman Rockwell (proper noun)

An American painter and illustrator known for his broad appeal and depictions of wholesome, American family imagery.

Dick and Jane (proper noun)

A series of U.S. children’s books, used from the 1930s to the 1960s, for teaching children to read. They are about a boy and a girl whose lives and families were typically American and middle-class.

infatuation (noun)

an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

fortitude (noun)

courage in pain or adversity.

rectify (verb)

put (something) right; correct.

verboten (adjective)

forbidden, especially by an authority.