Rivergator Atchafalaya Appendix 17:
Definitions for Atchafalaya River:
Baton Rouge - "Red Stick" an old boundary marker on top of Istrouma Bluff
Batture - land between the levee and the river
Bayou - "Bayuk" in Choctaw = "Small Stream." Winding swampy waterway with cypress trees and little or no flow
Bayou Goula - a Native American tribe from Mississippi and Louisiana. Translates as “bayou people.”
Chickory - roasted and ground root of the sassafrass, New Orleans blend mixed with coffee
Manchac - "Rear Entrance" in Choctaw, Manchac Bayou is an old trade route to Gulf
Plaquemine - Bayou Goula word for "Persimmon"
Roux - flour toasted in grease, starter for cajun specialties like gumbo and jambalaya
Bayou - waterway with cypress and swamps, and little to no flow.
Laignappe - Cajun for “a little something extra”