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Definition of 'gumbo'


  1. any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
       Synonyms: gumbo soil
  2. 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
  3. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
       Synonyms: okra
  4. a soup or stew thickened with okra pods

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