Guernsey French/Dictionaries/Nature

The Natural WorldEdit

Caillebottin - mackeral sky

Etelle du Nord - the pole star

PlantsEdit

Cossard - serrated wrack (fucus serratus)

Doque - dock leaf

Guernesiaise - Guernsey Lily (Nerine sarniensis)

Gênet - Butchers Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)

Ivraye - pod weed (halydris siliquosa)

Passe rose - hollyhock (alcea)

BirdsEdit

cahouan, cahan, m. - owl

hublot, ublot, n. - black backed gull

mesle/meslaësse, m/f - blackbird

prie dieu - part of the song thrush's melody

Working AnimalsEdit

OxenEdit

bœu, m. - ox (higher parishes) bœuf, m. - ox (lower parishes) des bœux, pl.


SourcesEdit

  • "Our Insular Dialect"