Gumbo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌmboʊ|  American pronunciation of the word gumbo
Brit.  |ˈɡʌmbəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word gumbo


- any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
- 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 (syn: lady's-finger, okra)
- long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews (syn: okra)
- a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
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