Lady's finger
Lady's finger La"dy's fin"ger, 1. pl. (Bot.) The kidney vetch, {Anthyllis vulneraria}; called also {lady's fingers}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cookery) A variety of small cake of about the dimensions of a finger. [1913 Webster]

3. A long, slender variety of the potato. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) One of the branchi[ae] of the lobster. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) A tall coarse annual ({Abelmoschus esculentus}) of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern U. S. and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; it is sometimes placed in the genus {Hibiscus}. [WordNet sense 1]

Note: different from {lady's fingers}

Syn: okra, gumbo, okra plant, {Abelmoschus esculentus}, Hibiscus esculentus. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lady's finger — or lady s fingers noun 1. A name for many plants, esp the kidney vetch 2. Okra 3. A finger shaped sponge cake • • • Main Entry: ↑lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's-finger — 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 • Syn: ↑okra, ↑gumbo, ↑okra plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's finger — type of long and slender potato; small sponge cake with sugar topping; one of the lobster s gill; kidney vetch, Eurasian plant with pods that are shaped like a finger (in the past was used to treat kidney disorders) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lady's finger — noun Brit. 1》 another term for kidney vetch. 2》 a finger shaped sponge cake with a sugar topping …   English new terms dictionary

  • lady's finger — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Okra, a vegetable …   English dialects glossary

  • lady's finger — /leɪdiz ˈfɪŋgə/ (say laydeez fingguh) noun (plural ladies fingers) → ladyfinger …   Australian English dictionary

  • lady's fingers — Lady s finger La dy s fin ger, 1. pl. (Bot.) The kidney vetch, {Anthyllis vulneraria}; called also {lady s fingers}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) A variety of small cake of about the dimensions of a finger. [1913 Webster] 3. A long, slender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lady's fingers — lady s finger or lady s fingers noun 1. A name for many plants, esp the kidney vetch 2. Okra 3. A finger shaped sponge cake • • • Main Entry: ↑lady …   Useful english dictionary

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