okra okra  /ˈoʊ krə/


  1. (n) long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
  2. (n) tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
  3. (n) long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews


  1. African slaves brought frying and okra to the Caribbean and the American South.
  2. Kerubino presented him with first an elephant-hair bracelet and then a lunch of grilled goat and okra stew.
  3. Moyo, my daughter who's an intern in child psychology, she loves fish-head stew and overripe okra.


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  1. "Actual travelers exist in real time and have to deal with the kinds of troubles that don't end up as body copy between splashy photos of a beach at dawn and coconut-encrusted prawns in honey-melon-okra dipping sauce at cocktail hour," Mr....
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Chuck Thompson Source: New York Times

  2. "Ham hocks, collard greens and some okra," said Baker.
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Dusty Baker Source: Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

  3. "However, my play From Okra to Greens/A Different Kind of Love Story is a sweet story about a woman named Okra and a man named Greens. It's about two people very much in love with each other," explained Ntozake of her love story.
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Ntozake Shange Source: Black Star News

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