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 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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