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callaloo

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callaloo

noun cal·la·loo \ˌka-lə-ˈlü, ˈka-lə-ˌ\

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 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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