What does okra mean?

Definitions for okraˈoʊ krə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. okra(noun)

    long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant

  2. 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

  3. gumbo, okra(noun)

    long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews


  1. okra(Noun)

    the annual plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods.

  2. Origin: Probably from ọkụrụ.


  1. Okra

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of okra in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of okra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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