Callaloo meaning

kălə-lo͝o, kălə-lo͝o
Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.
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The edible spinachlike leaves of dasheen or any of several species of amaranth.
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A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
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A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens, okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.
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The leaves of the taro, or, sometimes, other plants, cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
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A West Indian stew or soup made with this vegetable and, typically, crabmeat, okra, pork, and coconut milk.
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Origin of callaloo

  • American Spanish calulú plant of genus Xanthosoma whose leaves are used as greens perhaps from Tupí caárurú thick leaf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From American Spanish calalú.

    From Wiktionary