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okra

oh‚ÄČkruh

  • n  long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
  • 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
  • n  long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews

  • African slaves brought frying and okra to the Caribbean and the American South.
  • A la carte delicacies include mutton in coconut paste and cashew gravy (kid ghost) and okra in a spicy tomato sauce (khara bhendi) .
  • Most of the chairs at the Prime Minister's table are empty now, and the long cloth is littered with the remains of a large early-evening repast: half-eaten bowls of lamb and okra .
Quotes

  • Chuck Thompson in New York Times
    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....
  • Dusty Baker in Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
    Ham hocks, collard greens and some okra,said Baker.
  • Ntozake Shange in Black Star News
    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.

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