gumbo filé

noun

Definition of gumbo filé

1 : gumbo prepared with filé
2 : filé

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History and Etymology for gumbo filé

American French (Louisiana) gombo filé, from gombo gumbo + filé, noun

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“Gumbo filé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gumbo%20fil%C3%A9. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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