The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Appendix

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”