Chinese okra


Definition of Chinese okra

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Chinese okra

1929, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About Chinese okra

Time Traveler for Chinese okra

Time Traveler

The first known use of Chinese okra was in 1929

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Chinese okra

Chinese nut

Chinese okra

Chinese olive

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Chinese okra

Cite this Entry

“Chinese okra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!