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okra

[oh-kruh] /ˈoʊ krə/
noun
1.
a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.
2.
the pods, used in soups, stews, etc.
3.
a dish made with the pods.
Also called gumbo.
Origin of okra
1670-1680
1670-80; said to be of West African origin, though precise source unknown; compare Igbo ókùrù okra
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okra

/ˈəʊkrə/
noun
1.
Also called ladies' fingers. an annual malvaceous plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of the Old World tropics, with yellow-and-red flowers and edible oblong sticky green pods
2.
the pod of this plant, eaten in soups, stews, etc See also gumbo (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: of W African origin
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Word Origin and History for okra
n.

1670s, from a West African language (cf. Akan nkruma "okra").

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