Definition of callaloo
1 : the edible young green leaves of a plant (such 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
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Besides, my heart is in Asian vegetables, edible perennials, fiddlehead ferns, and callaloo, not flowering shrubs or stringy English beans.
The pigweed is also very similar to the amaranth leaves that Jamaicans call callaloo, Cordelli says.
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Origin and Etymology of callaloo
Caribbean English, perhaps ultimately of African origin; akin to Caribbean Spanish calalú callaloo (greens and dish), Brazilian Portuguese carurú, Haitian Creole kalalou okra
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