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: okra_plant lady's-finger Abelmoschus_esculentus Hibiscus_esculentus gumbo
Related terms: herb Abelmoschus gumbo
2. [ noun ] (botany) long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
Related terms: pod
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
Synonyms: gumbo
Related terms: vegetable
Similar spelling:   Okoro