1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
Synonyms: okra
Related terms: vegetable okra
2. [ 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: okra_plant lady's-finger Abelmoschus_esculentus Hibiscus_esculentus okra
Related terms: herb Abelmoschus okra
3. [ noun ] (geology) any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
Synonyms: gumbo_soil
Related terms: soil
4. [ noun ] (food) a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
Related terms: soup
Similar spelling:   Gunby