okra
noun Etymology: of African origin; akin to Ibo ókùrù okra Date: 1679 1. a tall annual herb (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family that is cultivated for its mucilaginous green pods used especially in soups or stews; also the pods of this plant 2. gumbo I,1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Abelmoschus esculentus)


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