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Okra \O"kra\, n.

  1. (Bot.) An annual plant ( Abelmoschus esculentus syn. Hibiscus esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo. [Written also ocra and ochra.]

  2. The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a dish prepared with them; gumbo.


n. (alternative spelling of okra English)

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A hundred jars of put-up peaches, tomatoes, and ocra lay on the floor, as richly colored as a church window where the sun touched them, some smashed and drooling thick liquid.