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okra

noun \ˈō-krə, Southern also -krē\

: a tall plant whose pods are eaten as a vegetable and are used in soups and stews; also : the pods of this plant

Full Definition of OKRA

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:  a tall annual herb (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family that is cultivated for its mucilaginous green pods used especially in soups or stews; also :  the pods of this plant
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Origin of OKRA

of African origin; akin to Ibo ókùrù okra
First Known Use: 1679
OKRA Defined for Kids

okra

noun \ˈō-krə\

Definition of OKRA for Kids

:  the green pods of a garden plant that are used as a vegetable especially in soups and stews

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