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.
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- n. genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
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.
Pacific spinach (Abelmoschus), celosia and amaranth.
Abelmoschus esculentus ladyfinger fairly drought-resistant
Abelmoschus esculentus (ladyfinger) sweet potato, swamp cabbage, squash, radish, pechay (Brassica chinensis)
Niger seed, Guizota abyssinica okra (gumbo, ladys finger, okro), Abelmoschus esculentus olive, Olea europaea onion, Allium spp. orange.
Psidium guajava gumbo (ladys finger, okra, okro), Abelmoschus esculentus
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is in the same family as cotton, cocoa and hibiscus and is grown in tropical and warm temperate climates.