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gumbo

noun gum·bo \ ˈgəm-(ˌ)bō \

Definition of gumbo

plural gumbos
1 : a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables
2 : okra 1
3 a : any of various fine-grained silty soils especially of the central U.S. that when wet become impervious and soapy or waxy and very sticky
b : a heavy sticky mud

gumbo

adjective

Origin and Etymology of gumbo

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


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gumbo

noun, often capitalized

Definition of gumbo

: creole 4a

Origin and Etymology of gumbo

American French gombo, perhaps from Kongo nkômbô runaway slave


GUMBO Defined for Kids

gumbo

noun gum·bo \ ˈgəm-ˌbō \

Definition of gumbo for Students

plural gumbos
: a rich soup usually thickened with okra


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