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gumbo

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noun gum·bo \ˈgəm-(ˌ)bō\

Definition of gumbo

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gumbos

  1. 1 :  a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables

  2. 2 :  okra 1

  3. 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. 4 :  mixture, mélange

gumbo

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Origin and Etymology of gumbo

American French gombo, of Bantu origin; akin to Umbundu ochinggômbo okra


First Known Use: 1805


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gumbo

noun, often capitalized gum·bo

Definition of gumbo

  1. :  creole 4a

Origin and Etymology of gumbo

American French gombo, perhaps from Kongo nkômbô runaway slave


First Known Use: 1838


GUMBO Defined for Kids

gumbo

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noun gum·bo \ˈgəm-ˌbō\

Definition of gumbo for Students

plural

gumbos

  1. :  a rich soup usually thickened with okra



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