Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of mauby in English:
A West Indian drink made from the bark of trees of the buckthorn family.
- 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.
- The mauby is unforgettable; it's basically a Caribbean version of sarsparilla, all sweet, licoricelike, perkily spicy, and palate-cleansing.
From Carib mabi, denoting a drink made from sweet potatoes.
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