Definitions of okra
  1. noun
    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: Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, gumbo, lady's-finger, okra plant
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    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. noun
    long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
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    type of:
    pod, seedpod
    a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
  3. noun
    long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
    synonyms: gumbo
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    type of:
    veg, vegetable, veggie
    edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
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