Definition of 'gumbo'
- any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
Synonyms: gumbo soil
- tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
Synonyms: okra okra plant lady's-finger Abelmoschus esculentus Hibiscus esculentus
- long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
- a soup or stew thickened with okra pods