Chinese okra

noun

: angled loofah
Chinese okra, which tastes a bit like boiled zucchini, swims in a mild sauce punctuated with tiny dried shrimp …John Kessler et al., Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 13 Dec. 2007

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese okra was in 1929

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“Chinese okra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20okra. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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