1. [ noun ] (botany) tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
Synonyms: gumbo okra_plant lady's-finger Hibiscus_esculentus okra
Related terms: herb Abelmoschus okra gumbo
Similar spelling:   Abelmoschus_moschatus