calalu

calalu

(ˈkæləluː) or

calaloo

n
(Cookery) Caribbean the edible leaves of various plants, used as greens or in making thick soups
[probably of African origin]
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--."Claude McKay's 'The Biter Bit': 'Calalu' and Caribbean Colonialism." Callaloo 30.1 (2007): 313-14.
Even light verse like "The Biter Bit" (1912), with its comic struggle over a "calalu" plant, depicts the bleak situation of the black Jamaican colonized class living under "buccra"--and British Crown Colony--rule.
Si a lo frances, prefieres lo criollo, y tu apetito, con loable intento, pirrase por ajiaco y ajopollo y sopon de embrujado condimento, toma este calalu maravilloso con que la noche tropical aduna su maiz estrellado y luminoso, y el diente de ajo de su media luna en divino potaje sustancioso.