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callaloo

[kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo] /ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu/
noun, Southern Cookery.
1.
a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and various seasonings.
Origin of callaloo
Jamaican English
1695-1700
1695-1700; compare Jamaican English calalu any of a variety of greens used as an ingredient in soup < American Spanish calalú, Portuguese carurú, said to be < Tupi caárurú thick leaf
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