A tall annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family, grown for its slender, ribbed, sticky, green pods.
The pods, used as a cooked vegetable and in soups, stews, etc.
The edible pods of the plant.
Origin of okra
- Of West African origin Akan (Twi) nkruma
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Probably from Igbo á»ká»¥rá»¥.