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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A friend from Alabama never made chili without okra, and her chili was legendary.
▪ Add stock, wine, tomatoes and okra.
▪ Fry the onions, celery, peppers and okra for about 10 minutes until soft. 2.
▪ Glumly, he began to pull out okra and edenwort.
▪ He turned the oven on to 250 and put the okra and the edenwort on to a low heat.
▪ Now star fruit and okra jostle root ginger and mangoes on supermarket shelves.
▪ Plant okra outside in May once the soil is warm.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1670s, from a West African language (compare Akan nkruma "okra").


n. 1 The annual plant, ''Abelmoschus esculentus'', possibly of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods; the pods of the plant. 2 The edible pods of the plant.

  1. n. long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant

  2. 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 [syn: gumbo, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus]

  3. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews [syn: gumbo]


Okra or okro ( or ), known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world.

Okra (disambiguation)

Okra may refer to:

  • Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), a flowering plant valued for its edible seed pods
    • Okra soup
  • Other plants known as "okra"
    • "Bush okra", also known as Mulukhiyah
    • Chinese okra, also known as Luffa
    • West African okra, aka Abelmoschus caillei
  • Okra, the name in antiquity of Nanos (plateau) in Slovenia
  • Operation Okra, the Australian contribution to the military intervention against ISIL.

Usage examples of "okra".

Italian stewed tomatoes, okra, mirlitons, V8 juice, and a little Tabasco sauce.

Ida realized that this had been a sacrifice for Okra, because she would rather have made Smithereen like her instead of being revolted by her.

Basmati rice, lentils, green salad, okra, nan bread, tandoori chicken.

Mela Merwoman, Ida Human, and Okra Ogress, who are here temporarily until their rocket seed is ready to move again.

Apple trees hanging heavy with fruit but yet unaccountably blossoming, ice rimming the spring, okra plants blooming yellow and maroon, maple leaves red as October, corn tops tas-seling, a stuffed chair pulled up to the glowing parlor hearth, pumpkins shining in the fields, laurels blooming on the hillsides, ditch banks full of orange jewelweed, white blossoms on dogwood, purple on redbud.

The vegetables included bacon and collard greens, black-eyed peas, smothered okra, candied yams, string bean casserole, and cranberry sauce.

The boys and girls madly pedaling their bicycles might have been hurrying home to eat their usual Saturday supper of fried chicken and okra before sitting down to watch Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody on their fifteen-inch black-and-white televisions.

Beans of every kind, including her own Hoppin' John, which wasn't an official candidate, cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes with all kinds of toppings from marshmallows to pecan strudel, rice, grits, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, squash casserole, turnips, turnip greens, green beans, smothered cabbage, fried green tomatoes, okra prepared in several ways, collard greens, mustard greens, pickled beets, Brunswick stew, and fried apples were all represented.

It was not till we'd all but finished the chicken and sandwiches, ham biscuits and pickled okra, little brown-sugar pies, cold tea, lemonade and peppery cheese straws that for some reason I missed the dogs.

The three of them sat on the plastic-covered, foamrubber cushioned chairs about an enamel topped table covered with a red-and-white checked cloth and helped themselves from a steaming dish of boiled collard greens, okra, and pigs feet, a warmed-over bowl of black-eyed peas and a platter of cornbread.

Red and yellow tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in vinegar, butter beans, snap beans, peas, okra, squash, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, and always hot corn bread.

The food was excellent--medium-rare sirloins, corn on the cob, okra and tomatoes, creamed scalloped potatoes, a cucumber and onion salad, with a chocolate pudding dessert topped with real whipped cream, not sprayed from a can--and I ate every bit of it, including four hot biscuits with butter (my two, and Berenice's two).

He found three pork chops, two eggs, a saucepan hall-filled with cold hominy grits and a serving dish containing dandelion greens and okra that had been boiled with pigs feet.

She and Esau grew four types of tomatoes, butter beans, string beans, black-eyed peas, crowder peas, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, collards, mustard greens, turnips, vidalia onions, yellow onions, green onions, cabbage, okra, new red potatoes, russet potatoes, carrots, beets, corn, green peppers, cantaloupes, two varieties of watermelon, and a few other things she couldn't recall at the moment.

I decided that since my kenaf was thriving so well, I would try the okra.