Definition of 'okra'
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- long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
- 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: gumbo 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