Okra meaning

ōkrə
A tall annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family, grown for its slender, ribbed, sticky, green pods.
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The pods, used as a cooked vegetable and in soups, stews, etc.
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The annual plant, Abelmoschus esculentus, possibly of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods; the pods of the plant.
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The edible pods of the plant.
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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