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Gumbo Gum"bo (g[u^]m"b[-o]), n. [Written also gombo.] 1. A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup. Especially, A thick stew made with chicken ({chicken gumbo}), or seafood ({seafood gumbo}), thickened with okra or file, and also containing greens and often hot spices; it is particularly popular in Louisiana. [1913 Webster]

2. The okra plant or its pods. [1913 Webster]


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  • gumbo — ☆ gumbo [gum′bō ] n. [< Bantu name for okra] 1. OKRA (senses 1 & 2) 2. a soup thickened with unripe okra pods, usually made with tomatoes, vegetables, and chicken, ham, or seafood 3. a fine, silty soil of the Western prairies, which becomes… …   English World dictionary

  • gumbo — /gum boh/, n., pl. gumbos, adj. n. 1. a stew or thick soup, usually made with chicken or seafood, greens, and okra or sometimes filé as a thickener. 2. okra. 3. soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet. adj. 4. of, pertaining to, or like… …   Universalium

  • Gumbo — /gum boh/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a French patois spoken by blacks and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies. * * * In soil science, any of various fine grained, rich, black, alluvial soils, especially of the central U.S., that when wet… …   Universalium

  • gumbo —    (GUM boh) [Louisiana French: okra] A thick soup or stew made with seafood or chicken, okra, vegetables, and powdered sassafras leaves (filé). Also Gumbo: a patois spoken in parts of Louisiana and the French West Indies …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • gumbo — noun (plural gumbos) N. Amer. 1》 okra, especially the gelatinous pods used in cooking.     ↘(in Cajun cooking) a spicy chicken or seafood soup thickened with okra or rice. 2》 (Gumbo) a French based patois spoken by some blacks and Creoles in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • gumbo — gum•bo [[t]ˈgʌm boʊ[/t]] n. pl. bos 1) coo a soup of chicken or seafood, greens, and seasonings, usu. thickened with okra 2) coo okra 3) gel soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet • Etymology: 1795–1805; < LaF …   From formal English to slang

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