okra

noun \ ˈō-krə , Southern also -krē \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of okra

1 : a tall annual herb (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family that is cultivated for its mucilaginous green pods used especially in soups or stews; also : the pods of this plant
2 : 1gumbo 1

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Origin and Etymology of okra

of African origin; akin to Ibo ókùrù okra


OKRA Defined for English Language Learners

okra

noun

Definition of okra for English Language Learners

  • : a tall plant whose pods are eaten as a vegetable and are used in soups and stews; also : the pods of this plant


OKRA Defined for Kids

okra

noun \ ˈō-krə \

Definition of okra for Students

: the green pods of a garden plant that are used as a vegetable especially in soups and stews

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