Gumbo definition

gŭmbō
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A soup or stew thickened with okra pods.
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(chiefly mississippi valley & western us) A fine silty soil, common in the southern and western United States, that forms an unusually sticky mud when wet.
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A French patois spoken by some black people and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.
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A fine, silty soil of the Western prairies, which becomes sticky and nonporous when wet.
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A French-based Creole spoken in Louisiana.
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(countable) The okra plant or its pods.
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(uncountable) A soup or stew made with okra.
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(uncountable) A fine silty soil that when wet becomes very thick and heavy.
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A soup thickened with unripe okra pods, usually made with tomatoes, vegetables, and chicken, ham, or seafood.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gumbo - gombo

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gumbo
Plural:
gumbos

Origin of gumbo

  • Louisiana French gombo of Bantu origin Tshiluba ki-ngumbo okra

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

  • From Bantu ngombo, kingombo (“okra plant”), possibly via Gullah. Cognate to Portuguese quiabo, Caribbean Spanish guingambó, and cognates in other Romance languages.

    From Wiktionary