The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Appendix

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