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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gumbo \Gum"bo\ (g[u^]m"b[-o]), n. [Written also gombo.] 1. A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup. Especially, A thick stew made with chicken (chicken gumbo), or seafood (seafood gumbo), thickened with okra or file, and also containing greens and often hot spices; it is particularly popular in Louisiana. [1913 Webster] 2. The okra plant or its pods. [1913 Webster]