Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A generic name formerly applied to some species of plants now referred to Hibiscus, including A. moschatus or H. Abelmoschus, the abelmosk or muskmallow of India and Egypt, producing the muskseed used in perfumes, and A. or H. esculentus, the okra. See Hibiscus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers

Etymologies

From New Latin, from Arabic أبو المسك (abu-l-misk, "father of musk"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Okra Okra comes from the annual plant Hibiscus (Abelmoschus) esculentus, a member of the hibiscus family, and a relative of roselle (p. 327) and cotton.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Pacific spinach (Abelmoschus), celosia and amaranth.

    Chapter 28

  • Abelmoschus esculentus ladyfinger fairly drought-resistant

    Chapter 6

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (ladyfinger) sweet potato, swamp cabbage, squash, radish, pechay (Brassica chinensis)

    Chapter 6

  • Niger seed, Guizota abyssinica okra (gumbo, lady’s finger, okro), Abelmoschus esculentus olive, Olea europaea onion, Allium spp. orange.

    14. Saving seeds for planting

  • Psidium guajava gumbo (lady’s finger, okra, okro), Abelmoschus esculentus

    14. Saving seeds for planting

  • Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is in the same family as cotton, cocoa and hibiscus and is grown in tropical and warm temperate climates.

    Morsels & Musings

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