from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall tropical Asian annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible, mucilaginous green pods.
- n. The edible pods of this plant, used in soups and as a vegetable. Also called regionally gumbo.
- n. See gumbo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The annual plant, Abelmoschus esculentus, possibly of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus syn. Hibiscus esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo.
- n. The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a dish prepared with them; gumbo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Hibiscus esculentus, an esteemed vegetable, cultivated in the East and West Indies, the southern United States, etc. See gumbo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
- n. long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
- n. 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
Of West African origin; akin to Akan (Twi) nkruma.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Igbo ọkụrụ. (Wiktionary)