Definition of callaloo
1 : the edible young green leaves of a plant (as taro or a member of the genus Xanthosoma) of the arum family used as greens
2 : a soup or stew made with greens, onions, and crabmeat or pork
Origin and Etymology of callaloo
Caribbean English, perhaps ultimately of Afr origin; akin to Caribbean Spanish calalú callaloo (greens and dish), Brazilian Portuguese carurú, Haitian Creole kalalou okra
First Known Use: 1892
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