Definitions for callalooˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu
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cal•la•looˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu(n.)
a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and seasonings.
Origin of callaloo:
1695–1700; cf. Jamaican E calalu greens used in soup < AmerSp calalú, Pg carurú, said to be < Tupi caárurú thick leaf
Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.
A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
Origin: From American Spanish calalú.