The edible spinachlike leaves of dasheen or any of several species of amaranth.
A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens, okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.
The leaves of the taro, or, sometimes, other plants, cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
A West Indian stew or soup made with this vegetable and, typically, crabmeat, okra, pork, and coconut milk.
Other Word Forms
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.