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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.]