The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail


Rivergator Appendix 12:
Definitions for Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico

Baton Rouge - 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