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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Abelmoschos esculentus)

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