One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A West Indian drink made from the bark of trees of the buckthorn family.
- ‘The mauby is unforgettable; it's basically a Caribbean version of sarsparilla, all sweet, licoricelike, perkily spicy, and palate-cleansing.’
- ‘It was almost like Christmas - except without ham - when mauby and sorrel was served.’
- ‘It is they who shoved us into wanton consumerism, into a society in which we must maintain a champagne lifestyle on mauby pockets.’
- ‘Many meals, especially during special occasions, are served with mauby (a drink made from the bark of a tree), Guinness stout, and Carib and Stag beers.’
- ‘A favorite local dish is fungi (cornmeal and okra) and fried fish; favored beverages are drinks made from local fruits, and include limeade, soursop, mauby, and passion fruit.’
From Carib mabi, denoting a drink made from sweet potatoes.
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