callaloo

[kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo]
noun Southern Cookery.
a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and various seasonings.

Origin:
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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To callaloo
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: callais
Next Definition: callan
Words Near: callaloo
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for callaloo
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing callaloo
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
In order to maintain product quality, callaloo should be put in the shade and kept as cool as possible.
Local specialties include callaloo soup and rotis, which are pastry turnovers stuffed with curried meat or seafood.
They'll definitely be working on callaloo soup, made with local herbs and blended to a creamy smoothness.
Also determined were the cholesterol level of brown stewed chicken and the carotenoid content of steamed callaloo.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature