OKRA

gumbo, okra

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

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

okra

(noun) long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

okra (countable and uncountable, plural okras)

The edible immature mucilaginous seed pod (properly, capsule) of the Abelmoschus esculentus.

The flowering mallow plant Abelmoschus esculentus itself, now commonly grown in the tropics and warmer parts of the temperate zones.

Hypernyms

• (edible capsules): pod vegetable

• (plant): abelmosk, mallow

Synonyms

• bhindi (Indian contexts), gumbo (esp. in stews), ladyfinger

• (edible capsules): ladies' fingers

Anagrams

• Kora, kora

Source: Wiktionary


O"kra, n. (Bot.)

Definition: An annual plant (Abelmoschus, or Hibiscus, esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo. [Written also ocra and ochra.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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