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Definition of "okra" []

  • A tall tropical Asian annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible, mucilaginous green pods. (noun)
  • The edible pods of this plant, used in soups and as a vegetable. Also called regionally gumbo. (noun)
  • See gumbo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "okra" in a sentence
  • "I have been up to my ears in okra the past two weeks with more on its way."
  • "But surprisingly, I found them more than adequate — I actually enjoyed eating them and was thankful that I had more than one jar as I learned that I my friend was correct — pickled okra is indeed a very good thing."
  • "I only started eating fried okra a few years ago (though have since made up for much lost time) and pickled okra is an even more recent addition to my table."