abelmoschus esculentus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Okra \O"kra\, n.
   1. (Bot.) An annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus syn.
      Hibiscus esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in
      nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or
      pickles; gumbo. [Written also ocra and ochra.]
      [1913 Webster]

   2. The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a
      dish prepared with them; gumbo.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lady's finger \La"dy's fin"ger\,
   1. pl. (Bot.) The kidney vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria;
      called also lady's fingers.
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   2. (Cookery) A variety of small cake of about the dimensions
      of a finger.
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   3. A long, slender variety of the potato.
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   4. (Zool.) One of the branchiae of the lobster.
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   5. (Bot.) A tall coarse annual (Abelmoschus esculentus) of
      Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern U. S. and
      West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as
      basis for soups and stews; it is sometimes placed in the
      genus Hibiscus. [WordNet sense 1]

   Note: different from lady's fingers

   Syn: okra, gumbo, okra plant, Abelmoschus esculentus,
        Hibiscus esculentus.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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