Okra Definition

ōkrə
noun
A tall annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family, grown for its slender, ribbed, sticky, green pods.
Webster's New World
The pods, used as a cooked vegetable and in soups, stews, etc.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Okra

Noun

Singular:
okra
Plural:
okras

Origin of Okra

  • Of West African origin Akan (Twi) nkruma

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

  • Probably from Igbo ọkụrụ.

    From Wiktionary

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