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1gumbo

noun gum·bo \ˈgəm-(ˌ)bō\
plural gumbos

Definition of GUMBO

1
:  a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables
2
:  okra 1
3
a :  any of various fine-grained silty soils especially of the central United States that when wet become impervious and soapy or waxy and very sticky
b :  a heavy sticky mud
4
gumbo adjective
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Origin of GUMBO

American French gombo, of Bantu origin; akin to Umbundu ochinggômbo okra
First Known Use: 1805

Rhymes with GUMBO

2gumbo

noun, often capitalized

Definition of GUMBO

:  creole 4a

Origin of GUMBO

American French gombo, perhaps from Kongo nkômbô runaway slave
First Known Use: 1838
GUMBOS Defined for Kids

gumbo

noun gum·bo \ˈgəm-ˌbō\
plural gum·bos

Definition of GUMBO for Kids

:  a rich soup usually thickened with okra

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