Definitions for okraˈoʊ krə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.
the pods, eaten in soups, stews, etc.
Category: Plants, Cooking
Ref: Also called gumbo. 1 2
Origin of okra:
long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
okra, gumbo, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus(noun)
tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
the annual plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods.
Origin: Probably from ọkụrụ.
Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers, bhindi or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of South Asian, Ethiopian and West African origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world.
Translations for okra
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
lady's fingers(noun plural)
the long sticky green pods of a tropical plant, used as a vegetable.
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